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NEWS: Nunavut March 02, 2016 - 12:15 pm

Ottawa police locate missing Nunavut teen

Walter Hikoalok, last seen in downtown Ottawa Feb. 21, now located "safe and sound"

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Walter Hikoalok, a young teen from Cambridge Bay, has been found
Walter Hikoalok, a young teen from Cambridge Bay, has been found "safe and sound," the Ottawa Police Service said. (OPS PHOTO)

(Updated March 3, 2:45 p.m.)

Ottawa police have located a Nunavut boy who had been reported missing March 1, saying that he is “safe and sound.”

Walter Hikoalok, 14, whose name is mispelled as “Hikolak” in police press releases, was last seen Feb. 21 at Ottawa’s Rideau Centre, a March 1 news release from the Ottawa Police Service had said.

Hikoalok’s Facebook page says the youth is from Nunavut’s western hub, Cambridge Bay.

“Walter is an Aboriginal male, 5’5”, 119 pounds in weight, medium build with brown eyes, brown hair and darker skin tone,” police said.

“His family is concerned for his well-being.”

Ottawa police, however, now say the boy is safe, but did not say where he was found.

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