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Missing Teen Last Seen at Park in Plantation Found Safe

Plantation Police officials said 14-year-old Neeraj Kakarla had been last seen around 7:30 p.m. Friday at Central Park

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A boy who vanished days ago at a park in Plantation was found safe Monday, police said.

Plantation Police officials said 14-year-old Neeraj Kakarla had been last seen around 7:30 p.m. Friday at Central Park.

Police said Monday that Kakarla was found safe and was being reunited with his family.

Family members and friends spent most of the weekend passing out flyers with Kakarla's photo, hoping someone may have spotted him.

Kakarla would attend swimming practice at the park, and it's where his father plays pickleball. He usually rides home with his father but they had agreed that he could bike home Friday night.

His father, Ram Kakarla, said it's not like his son to just disappear.

“This is not the kind of kid who runs away," his father said. "Must be something happened."

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