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Missing Seabeck boys find their way home

Three Seabeck teenagers who went missing overnight on Sunday were able to find their way out of the woods and make it back home by mid-morning Monday.

Kitsap County Sheriff's Office Deputy Scott Wilson said the three 16-year-old boys entered the woods off Church Road near Seabeck Holly Road at about 6 p.m. Sunday night with BB guns. They re-emerged at about 10:45 a.m. Monday.

"Other than being a little thirsty and hungry, they were fine and had no injuries," Wilson said.

When they set out, the boys were following a creek in a ravine, but got disoriented as the sun began to set, Wilson said.

"They made a decision to hunker down and stay in place and then retrace their steps back home when it got to be daylight," Wilson said. "They popped out of the woods at pretty much the same place they went in."

In the interim, a 911 call was placed at 9:51 p.m. Sunday reporting that the boys had gone missing. A search-and-rescue effort, involving about 15 people working out of a command center at Crosby Church in Seabeck, was initiated the next morning in order to try and locate the boys. That search was called off when the boys turned up.

 

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