RURAL PONSFORD, Minn. - A 15-year-old boy with special needs was flown to a Twin Cities area hospital to be treated for hypothermia after he went missing for several hours Monday, Oct. 15, according to the Becker County Sheriff's Office.

About 12:36 a.m. Monday, the sheriff's office received a report that the boy had left his home in rural Ponsford.

The temperature was 28 degrees and the wind chill was 18 at midnight in Park Rapids, a town about 20 miles from Ponsford, according to the National Weather Service.

Emergency crews from various agencies searched for the boy, and around 9 a.m., he came out of the woods on his own. He was wet and hypothermic when authorities found him, the sheriff's office said.

The boy was flown to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale, a Minneapolis suburb, the sheriff's office said.

Authorities did not identify the boy. No further information about his condition was available.