HIGHLANDS, Texas – A 15-year-old reported missing Thursday in Highlands has been found safe.

The teen disappeared after taking his kayak on the San Jacinto River Thursday. Texas EquuSearch found the kayak Friday morning but there was no sign of the teen.

A few hours later, his mom got word from the Harris County Sheriff's Department that he had been found safe.

He was found at a friend's house four or five miles away from where his kayak was found, Equusearch said. He had run away from home, according to HCSO.