Two missing boys found safe, apparently left Thursday morning


SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ) – wo missing Pulaski County boys who caused a stir Thursday morning when they were reported missing and initially said to have been last seen Wednesday evening actually apparently left early Thursday morning, according to Sheriff Greg Specks.

The boys, ages 10 and 6, were reported missing Thursday morning from Hidden Loop Drive in the Slate Branch area of Pulaski County, Specks said.

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They were last seen at about 9 p.m. Wednesday night and according to what deputies have been able to determine, the boys left home just “after daylight” Thursday morning.

“Luckily, the children were located in a wooded area approximately ½ mile from their residence. The children appear to be okay. It is unknown at this time whether they will need any medical treatment. Investigation has shown that they left their residence just after daylight this morning,” Specks said in a press release.

The investigation continues by Deputy Tyler Brummett with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

Several agencies responded to assist.

The initial report from the Somerset-Pulaski County Emergency Management said both boys had backpacks.

Agencies that responded to the scene were the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, the Somerset/Pulaski County Rescue Squad, the Special Response Team, the Somerset Police Department, the Pulaski County Fire Department, and the Parker’s Mill Fire Department.