Missing boy found

Following an extensive search, a missing Etowah County boy was found last night. The sheriff’s department says that, before dark, 12-year-old Ricky Wayne Bice was in a wooded area near his home off Harrelson Road in the Egypt community. Rickey called his family on a cell phone, telling them he was lost in the woods. But then the phone’s battery went dead. After a ground search by the sheriff’s office, Attalla police, local volunteer fire departments, the Etowah County Rescue Squad and the local Red Cross chapter, Ricky was found safe at around 10:30 PM.