Crews searching for missing boy with autism in Texas

TEXAS CITY, TX (NBC) - Dive teams are searching for an autistic boy who is missing.

Xavion Young disappeared Sunday afternoon from the Costa Mariposa Apartments in Texas City.

Young is about 4 feet tall and 52 pounds and was last seen wearing gray and white plaid shorts and black and blue velcro shoes.

According to family members, Young liked to feed a goose that lives near a retention pond located behind the apartment complex.

Although there is a fence in place, authorities say it is possible a small child could get through.

Young is non-verbal but does respond to his name.

Authorities are not enlisting volunteers because strangers could spook the child.