The family of a missing 16-year-old with autism was correct when they told Mt. Pleasant State Police he may be headed to the Muskegon area. That’s where Nick Kirk, who’s from Hersey, was found safe Thursday.

He had been reported missing about 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, and was seen near Big Rapids later in the day. State Police at the Rockford Post helped locate Kirk in Muskegon. He was being returned to his family in Osceola County.