Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 3:41 pm | Updated: 3:43 pm, Thu Dec 14, 2017. Update on 6-year-old boy Staff Report Smith Mountain Eagle Samuel Welch was found around 3:30 today. He had been missing with the families border collie, Muffin, since 10 am this morning. He is safe and has no injuries. Posted in Local News on Thursday, December 14, 2017 3:41 pm. Updated: 3:43 pm.