NEW INFO: Missing Boys Found Ok By Pitt County Deputies

Pitt County deputies have found two brothers who were last seen Tuesday night by their father. The 11 and 13 year old boys are okay.

Marco and Gabriel Garcia were found at a friend's home in Grimesland. Deputies say soon after their names were released to the media the boys called their father.

The two were last seen Tuesday night at their home on River Road Estates Road. Deputies say their father had been looking for the boys since Tuesday with no success. On Friday he reported them missing to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were beginning to search the area with the assistance of Coastal Carolina Search and Rescue, a volunteer organization which uses trained dogs to aid in search and rescue of missing children and adults.

A Highway Patrol helicopter out of Raleigh had been dispatched, but had not left when the boys were located.

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Lawmen in Pitt County are searching for two youngsters who were last seen Tuesday.

Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Christy Wallace says the 11 and 13 year old boys were last seen Tuesday night in a backyard swimming pool on River Road Estates Road. The boys have been identified as Marco and Gabriel Garcia.

Wallace says their father has been looking for the boys since then, but just notified authorities today they were missing.

The Sheriff's Office is using tracking dogs and may have a Highway Patrol helicopter to search for them. Wallace says there are several ponds in the area.

Stay with WITN News and for more on this developing story.

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