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Stowaway Teen Resting Comfortably in Hospital

A 15-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines flight from San Jose to Maui, may have been trying to find relatives in Africa. Hawaii News Now is reporting police sources are saying the boy was trying to find his way to Africa and simply boarded the first plane he saw. When the plane arrived in Kahului five-and-a-half-hours later, the boy was found wandering on the tarmac. Miraculously, he survived the freezing temperatures and lack of oxygen. The state Department of Human Services says the boy is resting comfortably in a local hospital.The FBI says he will not be charged. Airport officials in San Jose are reviewing their security procedures.

 

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