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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  • by scarlett on Jul 16, 2011 at 01:59 PM
    thank heavens the boys are alright. If I were their parents,I would hug and kiss them and then ground them for life!!!
  • by Nova Location: SHNC on Jul 16, 2011 at 02:00 AM
    You mean to tell me there is finally a story in the News with a good ending? Glad the kids are ok!
  • by Mom Location: Pitt on Jul 15, 2011 at 04:33 PM
    Just wondering....Why did the boys leave without telling the dad, and why did the relative(friend) not report to the dad that the children were at their home???? Just wondering!!!!!!
  • by clint on Jul 15, 2011 at 04:02 PM
    That's a pretty mischievous looking pair. I'm betting pop felt pretty confident they were off fooling around somewhere and hadn't been kidnapped or something, hence he didn't immediatly raise the alarm. Some real sore bottoms are certainly in order here. Show em what's what pops! They sure deserve it.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 15, 2011 at 01:57 PM
    Naughty naughty boys. Glad they are okay.
  • by D Location: Pitt on Jul 15, 2011 at 01:55 PM
    Thank God they are safe.
  • by Dawg on Jul 15, 2011 at 01:54 PM
    Maybe wait an hour or two to check with relative and their friends parents, then call the law. Don't wait 3 days. I would not wait that long to report my dog missing.
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      by Ty on Jul 15, 2011 at 02:40 PM in reply to Dawg
      Amen!!! then Amen two more times!!!!
  • by Bob Location: Winterville on Jul 15, 2011 at 01:42 PM
    Who cares if you found out before WITN posted the update? Some people must have a lot of time on their hands to sit around and complain about how fast an update was posted. Get over it. There are way more important issues to worry about.
  • by Hmmmm on Jul 15, 2011 at 01:26 PM
    Well, at least he didn't wait 31 days to report them missing or this story might have a similar ending.
  • by Jelly Location: Raleigh on Jul 15, 2011 at 12:59 PM
    Not trying to be funny but did the authories see the boys to verify they are safe?

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