Missing camper found in Staten Island mall

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A Hasidic family whose son vanished from a summer camp in Ulster County is breathing a sigh of relief today after he was found safe and sound.

At least 80 searchers combed the woods around Camp Beth Yitzochok in Wawarsing today for 14-year-old Moishe Dressner.

Police say the teenager disappeared at around 11 p.m. last night and was reported missing early this morning.

Much to his parents' relief, Moishe was found in New York City this afternoon.

Capt. Michael Freer, of the Ulster County Sheriff's Office, says the teen called his parents from a mall in Staten Island, allowing them to trace the call and dispatch officers to pick him up.

Police say they believe the teenager took a taxi to the mall. There is no word yet on why he took off.

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