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Two children are safe after being reported missing in Morton Township on Friday. The three and five-year-old walked down a trail near their residence and were missing for 45 minutes before police were notified.

Upon arrival, the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office summoned their K9 and additional units to aid in the search. Once other units arrived on scene, the residence was searched. Family members were also out searching the area.


Central Dispatch began making notifications and requests for additional resources. Canadian Lakes Security and their Mobile Watch were contacted. Mecosta County Emergency Management was notified and Big Rapids Township Fire was contacted for the use of their drone.


About 45 minutes later the children were located about a half away from the residence. The children were found by a family member and other than being scared, were uninjured. The children were turned over to their mother.



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