8-year-old boy missing out of Seattle found safe

An 8-year-old boy who was reported missing late Thursday in Seattle has been found. 

The 8-year-old was last seen around 11 p.m. on Feb. 1 near a bus stop on 9th Ave. and Seneca Street. There were possible sightings of the child in the Rainier Beach area near the Safeway and McDonald's.

WSP added that the boy's father was also missing on Friday, as he reported his son missing via a passerby and could not be located. It's unclear if he was found as well.

The Washington State Patrol also put out a statewide alert on Friday.

According to the "family survival guide" by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the first 48 hours after a child goes missing is the most favorable window of time when they might be found safely, if some important steps are followed.