Efforts to locate a 13-year-old boy who disappeared over a week ago in the rural Sauk County area continue as searchers delve deeper into the surrounding woods, Your Content has learned.
Lieutenant Steven Schram of the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office revealed last Friday that authorities are shifting their strategy in the search for James Yoblonski, suspecting that the teen may possess survivalist skills and be intentionally living “off the grid.”
In an update on Monday, Lt. Schram disclosed that Yoblonski’s wilderness survival capabilities may surpass initial assumptions.
“Our investigation remains ongoing as we diligently pursue new leads and gather further information.”
According to reports, Yoblonski departed his residence late on Sunday night or early Monday morning, utilizing a family vehicle.
Since then, search teams have come across various campsites and potential belongings belonging to the missing teenager.
Authorities do not perceive Yoblonski as a danger to himself or others.
However, it is worth noting that several deputies have sustained injuries while engaged in the search and required medical attention.
Efforts to locate James Yoblonski continue, with searchers adapting their approach to account for the teen’s apparent aptitude for surviving in the wilderness.
The focus remains on gathering leads, investigating new information, and expanding search operations in the hope of safely locating the missing teenager, according to Channel 3000.