WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Two minors who were reported missing Tuesday evening have been found safe, following a search in Wilbraham.
According to Wilbraham Police, the minors were last seen walking with dogs Tuesday evening. Police were called at around 8:00 P.M. after the children had not returned from their walk.
A command center was set up at the Wilbraham Middle School on Stony Hill Road as authorities joined forces to search for them. Officers confirmed that they were found safe just after 9:30 p.m. East Longmeadow Police Officer Serra used a thermal imaging camera on the drone to assist in locating the juveniles while Officer Niznik drove a UTV to cover a larger search grid while Wilbraham Police dispatch guided him with 911 dispatch technology.
“It seems as though they were just lost hiker types. They did return home from school today, took the dogs for a walk and maybe did not return home in a timely manner,” Wilbraham Police Sgt. Brian Strong said. “The dogs are okay, too.”
Police added that the use of different resources, including ATVs and a drone were used during the search. The East Longmeadow and Wilbraham Fire Departments also assisted in the search.