Deputies told Action News the boy is alive and doing well.
The Merced County Sheriff's Department launched a search and rescue effort to find the 7-year-old autistic boy.
Isaac Sprague was practicing archery in the area of Kelly Road near the Merced-Stanislaus County line in Hilmar when he went missing shortly after noon today (Thursday, January 02, 2014).
The area he was last seen is remote and heavily wooded with a body of water in the vicinity.
The Merced County Search and Rescue Team, air support and K9 search teams assisted in the search for the boy.