Two little girls, cousins aged 9 and 11, went missing from their Calabogie, Ontario, campground on August 4, wearing only pajamas and running shoes. They were playing hide and seek that evening, but soon found themselves out of range of their campsite.
An Ontario Provincial Police search crew began scouring the forest at 10 pm. Canine units and a helicopter crew joined the search party the following morning. Fortunately, the girls were found safe and sound around 1 pm the day after their disappearance.
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The 10 minute video below explains how a child can keep safe if they're ever lost in the woods. It was produced for the National Association for Search and Rescue by the San Dimas Mountain Rescue Team and Alexander Video Productions in Glendora, California. Watch it with your children or grandchildren, and discuss things they should and should not do if they ever get lost while camping. It only takes a few minutes for a child to get lost in the forest. It also only takes a few minutes to teach them how to stay safe if that happens.
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