By CBS13 Staff

NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) – A Penn Valley boy who ran away from home Tuesday was found safe, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office said.

Chase Chittock, 10, was reunited with his family Thursday evening. A photo released by the sheriff’s office search and rescue team shows Chittock smiling while eating pizza surrounded by the team.

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Chase Chittock, 10, was found and reunited with his family. (credit: Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Search And Rescue)

Authorities scoured the Penn Valley area this week, saying Chittock was considered to be in danger because of his age.

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He had been missing since 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, last seen in the area of Harvest Road and Rough and Ready Highway.

The sheriff’s office said dozens of professional searchers were in the area assisting with the search.

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