As a town prayers and volunteers scour the woods where missing Schroon Lake teen Cole Anauo was last seen, his mother Alexis hopes police will issue an Amber Alert for her son.
Speaking to the Press Republican, Alexis said she feared for her son's safety. From a story by ASHLEIGH LIVINGSTON of The Press Republican:
“I don’t believe he has any food or money," she added.
Alexis last saw her son Saturday evening riding his bike toward their Davis Road home at about 7 p.m.
When she returned home at about 9 p.m., she said, the bike was there, but Cole was not.
“He rode his bike home, and from that point, we're not sure if someone picked him up and gave him a ride or if he’s on foot," Alexis said.
She said she has no idea where he could be, but speculated he might be in the woods, which, she noted, he doesn't know very well.
“At this point, I don’t know if he could be hurt," she said.
Alexis says she received a report of from someone seeing Cole at about 11 a.m. Sunday in a green kayak, paddling up the Schroon River. Cole's mother said she hopes an Amber Alert will be activated to broaden the effort.
State Police Troop B Public Information Officer Jennifer Fleishman said they believe he ran away. If you have information about Cole, please call State Police at (518) 897-2000.
If you can help with the search, call the Schroon Lake Fire Department at (518) 532-7477.