Missing children found safe after wandering from camp site

March 19, 2019

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office found a pair of missing children safe and uninjured after they wandered away from a camp site near Blake Ranch Road in Kingman.

The office received a call around noon on Friday from the family of two children, a 12-year-old boy and an 11-year old girl, who went missing an hour earlier. A tracking team began searching and a route and location search when the family received a call from an area resident that the two children were safe at a home two miles from the camp site. Deputies ent to the home and brought the children back to the family.

The children told deputies when they got lost, they did as they learned to stay together and remembered their family’s cell phone number so they could get help once they found a phone. The children collected some juniper berries and ate a cactus before finding the home two miles from the camp site.