Authorities searching for missing boy last seen near Crete

UPDATE (9:10 PM): Authorities say Tyler was located and is safe.

CRETE, NE — The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a missing boy last seen in the Crete area.

11-year-old Tyler Long went missing from a home near southwest 142 street and West Olive Creek Road at around 12:30 p.m. on Monday. The home is about five miles southeast of Crete.

Long is five feet tall and weighs about 90 pounds. He was wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans, and had no shoes.

The Nebraska State Patrol tells our news partners 10/11 Now that it is using a helicopter to assist in the search.

If you have information, please contact the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.