UPDATE:  On Saturday, May 2, the 13-year-old boy who left the Georgetown Marine Institute without permission Thursday has returned to the facility safely.

Georgetown County Sheriff personnel are searching for a 13-year-old boy who ran away from a boys home on CCC Road south of Georgetown this afternoon.

The boy, described as a white male, 4-feet, 1-inch tall, wearing a white tee-shirt, tan pants and work boots, left the Georgetown Marine Institute. He is not considered a threat to the community.

Anyone with information about him should call Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at (843) 546-5102.