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Missing boy made tarp shelter in the woods to survive overnight before being rescued, TBI says

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an endangered child alert for a 9-year-old boy out of Cheatham County.
Published: Nov. 15, 2020 at 7:49 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2020 at 4:35 PM EST
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CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said a 9-year-old boy out of Cheatham County has been found safe after an AMBER Alert was issued Monday.

TBI said 9-year-old Jordan Allen Gorman had last been seen at his home in Ashland City around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday wearing blue jeans and a grey short-sleeve shirt with red stripes on the arm.

Five law enforcement teams searched the heavily wooded area near the home where the 9-year-old was last seen. The Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office said local, state and federal investigators and trackers searched dangerous terrain non-stop since Sunday afternoon.

TBI asked residents in the area of Valley View Road in Joelton to walk their property and search areas like crawlspaces, outbuildings or sheds where a child could take cover.

Gorman reportedly used a tarp he found in the woods to make a shelter where he stayed overnight before being rescued investigators said.

He was found about 3/4 mile from home near a creek bed. TBO said he was cold and hungry but in good spirits Tuesday afternoon.

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