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Update: Dutch AMBER Alert cancelled, boy found

The Dutch AMBER Alert that has been issued on Wednesday November 11th for a 12-year-old boy from Vleuten, The Netherlands, has been found.

A Dutch AMBER Alert is an emergency message, issued by the Dutch police when a child is abducted or missing when the police fears the child’s life or health is in danger. The system enables the police to immediately alert all and ask them to be on the lookout for the child in question. When an AMBER Alert is issued the alert almost reaches 12 million citizens. The picture of the AMBER Alert child is instantly visible everywhere: on TVs, highway signs, billboards, signs in buses, and on thousands of websites. Also, over 2,5 million AMBER Alert messages are sent out via SMSe-mailTwitterFacebook and Apps, highly increasing the chances of a positive outcome.