Seabrook, NH Police Search for Missing Teen in Single Digit Cold
A 17-year-old who went missing from an underage drinking party in Seabrook was found after a search on Saturday morning.
Seabrook Police Chief Brett Walker said the teen went missing in the early morning hours and was reported to police just after dawn. With temperatures around zero, Walker enlisted the Portsmouth Police drone and State Police aviation units from both New Hampshire and Massachusetts to join the search.
The school resource officer from Lowell as well as friends and family joined the search. The teen was located around 11 a.m., according to Walker, who did not disclose where he was found.
Technology Helps in the Search
The chief also credited the Life 360 app and home security video for helping locate the teen.
“Each winter we read stories about young people wandering away from parties and gatherings in similar conditions with tragic endings," Walker said in a statement. "We are grateful that this young man was safely returned to his family."
Walker said the Seabrook Fire Department, New Hampshire Fish & Game, New Hampshire Marine Patrol, the Coast Guard, Kensington Police, Hampton Falls Police and Salisbury Police for their assistance.
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