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Two missing Beltrami County boys found safe

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office said Sunday morning that two boys missing since Saturday afternoon have been found. A text alert from the sheriff's office said "The two missing children have been found alive and are doing O...

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office said Sunday morning that two boys missing since Saturday afternoon have been found. A text alert from the sheriff's office said "The two missing children have been found alive and are doing OK."

According to the sheriff's office, searchers found the boys, ages 7 and 8, who are now being treated by emergency medical personnel.

A volunteer search had started at 8:30 a.m. Sunday for the two boys, Riley Spragg and Cortez White, who went missing Saturday evening near Puposky, Minn.

The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office said they were looking for the boys, who were last seen riding a red Honda 200 three-wheeler on Saturday afternoon and went missing about 4:30 p.m. The sheriff's office and personnel from several other agencies, including the Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Red Lake Fire Department and family and friends immediately searched the heavily wooded area throughout Saturday night into Sunday.  

The sheriff's office coordinated a volunteer search 8:30 a.m. at a staging area at 195 Arctic Road Northwest. The search started at 8:30 a.m. and by 9:15 a.m., enough volunteers were on scene that the sheriff's office said they did not need any more volunteers at that time. The boys were found by searchers at about 10 a.m.

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