Evangeline

Mar 16, 2014 2:20 PM by katc

Two girls Found Safe after getting lost in Chicot State Park

Two girls, ages 6 and 12, are home safe after they got lost in Chicot State Park yesterday. Park officials say the girls went missing around 5:00 p.m., when they were walking down a trail with a group of kids. Officials say the kids were about 1-2 miles into the trail when the two girls ran ahead of the group. That's when, officials say, the group decided to turn around and head back to the start of the trail. Investigators say it wasn't until the group made it back that they realized the two girls were missing. Chicot officials, Evangeline Parish deputies, wildlife agents, and volunteer firefighters combed the park looking for the girls. Officials say around 9:00 p.m., the girls were found about nine miles away with no phones or flashlights. Luckily, officials say the girls were not hurt.

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