Mother's voice helps crews find missing special needs student

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ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. —

A local teen who went missing Thursday night was found thanks to his mother's voice.

Officials said 13-year-old Quay Schick, who has special needs, disappeared while attending a wrestling match at Montour High School in Robinson Township.

Police said Schick left the match before it was over and spent more than three hours in a nearby wooded area without his medication.

Emergency crews spent those hours searching for the boy, but it was his mother's voice that eventually led them to him.

"His mother screamed over the hill. She screamed out his name and low and behold he stood up and he was spotted. We're very, very relieved," Robinson Township police Chief Dale Vietmeier said.

Schick was taken to the hospital to be treated for dehydration and is expected to be OK.