2 Minn. boys reported missing found safe

Published 10:23 am Monday, April 18, 2016

BEMIDJI — Two boys have been found safe after they were reported missing in northern Minnesota.

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office said volunteer searchers found the boys Sunday morning.

Authorities said the two boys, an 8-year-old and his 7-year-old cousin, were riding a four-wheeler Saturday afternoon when they disappeared.

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Crews, friends and relatives spent hours searching for the boys. The boys’ all-terrain vehicle was found caught in barbed wire in an old fence line in the woods.
The boys were found around 10:30 a.m. Sunday in a hunter’s cabin about seven miles from where they went missing. Authorities said the boys had sought shelter in the cabin from the cold during the night.