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Missing Cottonwood boy, 8, found safe

8-year-old boy missing in Cottonwood. (Source: Cottonwood Police Department) 8-year-old boy missing in Cottonwood. (Source: Cottonwood Police Department)
COTTONWOOD, AZ (CBS5) -

An 8-year-old Cottonwood boy who walked away from home Wednesday after fighting with his mother was found safe after a major search involving police, a sheriff's office helicopter and search and rescue teams, police said. 

Mykel Filkens was located three hours later as he emerged from a pile of debris in the backyard of the home from which he had disappeared, police said.

A number of police officers had searched the area where he was found but had overlooked him due to his small stature.

The child said he hid because he was afraid of people, according to police. 

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