Missing NC father, 7-year-old son found safe in Alabama

Father, 7-year-old son reported missing from Avery County

AVERY COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A father and his 7-year-old son have been found safe in Alabama after they were reported missing from Avery County Thursday.

Officials say Daniel and Wesley Bledsoe were found in Alabama Thursday evening.

According to the Avery County Sheriff’s Office, Daniel Bledsoe of Elk Park, NC drove his son, 7-year-old son Wesley Bledsoe to a nearby school bus stop early Thursday morning.

Daniel Bledsoe did not return home and when his wife checked with the school, and they informed her that Wesley had never arrived at school.

Alabama authorities say they have spoken with both and have told the Avery County Sheriff that the two are okay and will be returning to Avery County on Friday.

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