The missing child was found Sunday after a joint search by police and locals.
Carson was reported missing last night when he was last seen in the Afton Bridges area of New Commune, Ayrshire.
The Ayrshire Police Division confirmed he was found in a statement that read: “We are pleased to announce that 7-year-old Carson Shepherd, from New Kamnak, has been reported missing and is safe and sound.”
“Officers would like to thank everyone who helped with this inquiry.”
Members of the community joined the overnight search, led by police. Scotland Air and Marine units, as well as the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.