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Missing teen found safe in Blue Mountains


A teenager who went missing in the Port Stephens area has been found safe and well in the Blue Mountains.

Thirteen-year-old Darshan Siegel was last seen on the Pacific Highway, Heatherbrae, about 9.15pm last night.

He was reported missing when he walked away from his mother and failed to return.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended and commenced an extensive search of the surrounding area with assistance from Police Rescue, Police Transport Command, the Dog Unit and the State Emergency Service.

Following inquiries and a public appeal, the teen was found after attending a high school on Martin Street, Katoomba, about 8.30am today.

The boy is now in the care of relatives.

Police would like to thank the media and the community for their assistance.

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