UPDATE: 5 p.m. – According to Boone County Sheriff, Tristen Samuels, of Harrisburg was found safe Thursday afternoon.

BOONE COUNTY, Mo. — Authorities in Boone County are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing area teenager.

Tristan Samuels, BCSO

According to a press release Thursday morning from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, deputies are searching for 17-year-old Tristen K. Samuels, of Harrisburg.

Tristen was reported missing by family members earlier this week. He reportedly has undisclosed medical issues. Authorities and family members are concerned for Tristen’s safety and worry he could be in danger.

Tristen is described as a white male, approximately 5′ 10″ tall, weighing around 130 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. He also has “Loyalty” tattooed on his left arm (pictured right).

Anyone with information about Tristen’s location should call 911 or the Boone County Sheriff’s Office immediately.