Police searching for missing 12-year-old in Etowah County (Update: Boy found safe)

Update:{} The Etowah County Sheriff's Office reports that the missing 12-year-old boy has been found safe.


The Etowah County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for a missing child.

12 year-old Ricky Wayne Bice is missing from his residence located at 61 Harrelson Road in the Egypt community.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white, long-sleeve t-shirt.

Ricky was in the woods, near his house, playing prior to dark in an area he plays in regularly.{} He called his family from a cell phone stating he was lost in the woods.

The cell phone is dead and family and deputies are unable to talk to him.

The Etowah County Sheriff's Office, Attalla Police Department, Egypt and Sand Valley Volunteer Fire Departments, Etowah County Rescue Squad, Etowah County Chapter of the American Red Cross and A-MED Ambulance on the scene conducting a ground search of the area.

If you come into contact with Ricky, please contact the Sheriff's Office immediately at 256-546-2825.

Additional information will be given as it is received.