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Belfast Live
Nadia Breen

Two missing children rescued by Mourne Mountain Rescue Team

Two children who went missing after they had been taking part in orienteering have been rescued in Co Down.

They were last seen at Tollymore Forest Park, with the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team receiving a request for assistance before 10pm on Monday, June 14.

The PSNI Air Support Team were also tasked to the incident.

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A spokesperson for Mourne Mountain Rescue Team said: "Just before 2200hrs, the team received a request for assistance in relation to two missing children. The children had been taking part in orienteering in Tollymore Forest when they were last seen.

"Accompanying leaders carried out immediate and extensive searches but to no avail before promptly calling the team. The team responded with a search, which included requesting the assistance of SARDA Search Dogs and Police Air Support.

"Just before midnight, the children were located safe and well approximately 2 miles from their last known location.

"A total of 12 members responded and stood down at 0100hrs.

"Thanks to all involved, including accompanying leaders, the Search and Rescue Dog Association, Police Newry, Mourne and Down and Police Air Support."

PSNI Air Support added: "Police 46 just back from assisting Police Newry, Mourne and Down with a search for two missing children in the Tollymore area.

"Thankfully both located by Mourne MRT and brought to safety."

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