N.S. teen found alive after going missing near Lunenburg County lake

Quentin Rafuse of Simms Settlement was found alive and well Wednesday night in the Fox Point area, RCMP confirmed.

Quentin Rafuse of Simms Settlement was located alive and well Wednesday evening

Quentin Rafuse, 16, of Simms Settlement, was located Wednesday night. (RCMP)

Quentin Rafuse, the 16-year-old boy from Simms Settlement who disappeared Tuesday, has been found.

RCMP said Rafuse was located alive and safe in the Fox Point area on Wednesday evening.

Rafuse had last been seen around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday in a wooded area around ‎Fox Point Lake. He was reported missing about 3½ hours later.

RCMP Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said Wednesday morning that Halifax and Lunenburg County Ground Search and Rescue teams continued looking for the boy throughout the night on Tuesday.

Search teams were in the Fox Point and surrounding area of Lunenburg County to try and locate Quentin Rafuse, 16, who was missing since Tuesday. (Jayde Tynes/CBC)

A Department of Natural Resources helicopter was called in Tuesday and was back in the air Wednesday morning, Hutchinson said.

Police had asked residents along Highway 3 in Simms Settlement and Highway 329 in the Hubbards and Fox Point area to check any exterior garages, camps or cottages in the area and to call police if they saw Rafuse.