Police have released body-camera footage of the moment three children were found safe after spending the night lost in Texas’s Sam Houston National Forest, which encompasses about 255 square miles.
Footage captured by a sergeant with Montgomery County Constable Precinct 2 shows two boys, ages six and seven, and a six-year-old girl being rescued on October 1, after they were reported missing on the outskirts of the forest about 10 minutes from Montgomery on September 30.
“During this exhaustive search, the children were located by a volunteer about one mile from where they entered the forest,” police said.
According to police, the children were found uninjured and were reunited with their family following a search involving multiple emergency agencies.
“After a brief interview with the children, it was learned the children diverted from the trail to play by a dry creek, causing them to become confused with their directions,” police said. “The children also said they were taught by their parents if they’re lost, they should remain together, and wait for an adult to find them.” Credit: Montgomery County Constable Pct 2 Department via Storyful