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POLICE: Missing Six & 12 Year Old Kids Spotted By Helicopter, Found Safe

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Two children who were missing for about four hours this afternoon, have been found safe in Greenville.

Sgt. Dale Mills says a Highway Patrol helicopter spotted the six and 12 year olds a little after 5:00 p.m.

Rescue crews brought the children out of the woods.

Parents identify the missing children as Jack Creech and Dana Thomson, who are neighbors.

Family members say they were Geocaching with Dana's grandfather at Boyd Lee Park when somehow they got separated. Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where a GPS device is used to to hide and seek items with others.

Mills says the children are okay and have been reunited with their families.


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Multiple police agencies are searching for two youngsters who are lost in the woods.

Greenville police say a six year old boy and a 12 year old girl, who are not related, were last seen in Boyd Lee Park early this afternoon on some walking trails.

Parents identify the missing children as Jack Creech and Dana Thomson, who are neighbors.

Family members say they were Geocaching with Dana's grandfather when somehow they got separated. Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where a GPS device is used to to hide and seek items with others.

At a 5:00 p.m. news conference seen live on WITN, Sgt. Dale Mills says time is becoming a critical factor in this search as searchers will soon lose their daylight and temperatures will be in the 40s by 9:00 p.m.

K-9 units, along with numerous other police agencies, are searching for the two in the park and surrounding area.

Several groups have already come in to help with the search and police say right now they believe they have enough help.


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