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Missing Boy Scouts located in eastern Utah

Published July 20, 2013 5:25 pm
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Search and rescue officials on Saturday found two Boy Scouts who had been missing overnight in the high Uinta Mountains.

Duchesne County officials confirmed the boys had been found in Summit County Saturday afternoon. The sheriff offices of the bordering counties had been working together Saturday to locate the Scouts.

The two boys, ages 14 and 15, disappeared Friday while their troop was hiking to the Kings Peak area on the Henry's Fork trail, according to Duchesne County Sheriff's supervisor Wendy May. The boys reportedly walked ahead of their troop and were last seen near a fork where their trail split from another path heading to into the Painter Basin.

KUTV 2News reported that the boys had water to drink, and granola bars and beef jerky to eat, but they were forced to huddle together to stay warm Friday night.

One of the boys had turned an ankle, so on Saturday the other boy left him with two other lost hikers they had encountered, and he walked down to where he made contact with searchers. The injured boy was later rescued by a helicopter, 2News reported.


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