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DUNCAN, Okla. – Authorities are searching for an 8-year-old boy with autism who went missing from his home early Sunday morning.

"My greatest hope is to find my nephew safe and bring him home safely,” said Kathy Davidson, the boy’s aunt.

Kathy said hundreds of people have been searching around Duncan for her nephew, Damion Davidson.

"He pushed the chair over to the door and unlocked the deadbolt and got out,” Kathy said.

Kathy said Damion’s mom checked on him around 2 a.m. and he was in bed.

That was the last time he was seen.

"He is autistic. He cannot speak. With the terrific downpour of rain that they've had in Duncan and all the flooding down there, we're very concerned,” Kathy said.

The main concern is because he doesn’t know how to swim.

"We've got everybody out looking for him, fire department, hundreds of people that are now out looking, you know, turning up trash cans looking in back, you know, just anywhere, because he's small,” Kathy said.

She said the community support the family has received has been tremendous.

"When we put this out, I mean, unbelievably I got text messages, Facebooking,” Kathy said. "I just want to tell everyone to tell everyone from my family and from me also how much we appreciate everybody's effort to get out and find little Damion.”

Damion was last seen wearing Captain America pajamas and glasses at his home in the 1400 block of North 7th Street.

If you see him, the family recommends you approach him from behind and call authorities.