3 Adults, One Child Reported Missing In Sabine River Bottom Found

Four people reported missing in the Sabine River bottom on Memorial Day have been found safe by a helicopter.

2 men, a woman, and a six year old boy had attempted to float down the Sabine River between Highway 69 and 1604 yesterday. After they were unable to do so, they were left without a light, and began walking in the brush along the River. Around 10:30 pm, they were reported missing, and 2 helicopters, 2 sheriff's departments, and 12 volunteer firemen began searching for them.

Searchers were eventually able to communicate with the group by telephone, and a GPS locator was used to get a lock on the group's position, after which they were picked up by helicopter.

According to Wood County Game Warden Curt Kelley, finding the group would've been impossible had they not had access to the helicopters because of the darkness and heavy brush in the area.

No one was injured in the rescue. The four people lost are in good health.

Cathryn Khalil / ckhalil@kltv.com