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Prescott, Wis. boy rescued after 20-hour search expected to go home Thursday

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Jason Moser and Autumn found Scotty Meyer. Moser had just joined the search effort at daybreak on the morning of July 4. Photo by Rob Olson / FOX 9 News. Jason Moser and Autumn found Scotty Meyer. Moser had just joined the search effort at daybreak on the morning of July 4. Photo by Rob Olson / FOX 9 News.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

Scotty Meyer is expected to go home Thursday, one day after the 5-year-old boy was found in the woods near his Prescott, Wis. area home.

Hundreds of volunteers joined sheriff's deputies and other rescuers in a 20-hour search for the non-verbal boy with autism after he slipped out the door just before noon Tuesday while a repair man was over.

Scotty was found around 9 a.m. Wednesday, about 30 to 40 yards down a steep hill near a river, crouched under a tree. The boy had a sunburn, ticks, mosquito bites, extreme diaper rash and was suffering from dehydration.

Children's Hospital in St. Paul said Scotty was in stable condition Thursday, being treated for significant deer tick and mosquito bites. He was expected to go home with his family later in the day.

The boy's parents, Richard and Barbara Meyer, issued the following statement after their son was found:

"We are grateful to Pierce County Law Enforcement, volunteers, friends and family for all their support and dedication to helping us find our son."

Scotty was found by volunteer Jason Moser of Ellsworth man, along with his dog, Autumn.

"I could hear him," Moser recalled. "My dog was just a little ways ahead of me and I didn't know if Scotty saw the dog or just was terrified from being out there so long -- but I heard him and then, his bare skin sticks right out there in the woods. It was easy to see him, so I just started running."

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