Runaway teen found safe

SUBLETTE COUNTY – The Pinedale teenager who was reported missing and considered an endangered runaway while visiting Mesa, Arizona, with his family last week has been found safe.

Cole Ruch, 15, was reported missing on March 14. Members of his family reported he was last seen around midnight that morning to the Mesa Police Department, which relayed that information to the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Travis Bingham, public information officer at the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed Ruch was found as of 5:30 p.m. on March 17.

Sublette County Sheriff’s Office thanked all those who helped in finding Ruch.