Monday, October 06, 2008

Missing children found alive in George Washington National Forest

Two children who were lost yesterday in the Augusta Springs Wetlands area of the George Washington National Forest were found alive today, according to the Waynesboro News Virginian, but details on their rescue remain sketchy.

Bloodhounds, ATVs, and 100 searchers from the National Forest Service, Augusta Sheriff's Department, Virginia State Police, and Craigsville and Swoope Fire Departments as well as volunteers began looking for the children, ages 8 and 11, late Sunday afternoon when they were reported missing.

Rescue personnel reported searching throughout the night in mountaineous terrain so dark they could not see the starts. Augusta Springs is relatively flat but the mountains surrounding it are steep and rocky.

Thankfully they were found ... but the hunt continues in the Shenandoah National Park for Earl Funk, 50, who disappeared a week ago while hunting ginseng on Cedar Mountain. The search for him was to continue today.

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