A 13-year-old boy who failed to return from a map-reading exercise in the Sam Houston National Forest -- has been found today.
The youth spent the night alone in below-freezing temperatures. Cody Moore of Crosby appeared alert as he was seated on a stretcher in the back of an ambulance after his night in the woods.
A Department of Public safety helicopter hovering low as part of the search effort apparently alerted the boy -- who was spotted waving.
Duane Adams from Channelview High School was director of the weekend "orienteering" meet that attracted some 350 people to the huge national forest about an hour north of Houston.
The student had a map and a compass when he went into the woods
as part of an sponsored by the Houston Orienteering Club.
Adams says Moore apparently went north -- instead of south.
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