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Four children missing from Sequoyah County found safe

Posted at 6:33 AM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 15:35:12-05

SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. — The Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office said four missing children have been found safe.

The children disappeared Dec. 1 from a family member's home near Vian, Oklahoma, authorities said.

According to KNWA, they'd been missing around 12 hours when searchers found them below a steep bluff near Tenkiller Dam. Helicopter crews spotted the children about a mile from where they were last seen. Officials said the children were trapped between the steep bluff and a body of water.

Authorities said the children appeared to be safe, just very cold, according to KNWA. The children were checked by EMS and are now home.

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