Missing boy is located near Phoenix canal

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A missing 8-year-old boy was found safe Saturday evening.

According to Phoenix police, the boy, who has the mental capacity of a younger child, wandered away from his home near 69th Avenue and Indian School Road to look for his lost dog Saturday afternoon.

Sgt. Trent Crump said someone spotted the boy standing on a canal bank throwing rocks into the water and called police.

The child was returned home safely.