2 teen boaters found safe in Shelby County

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say two teens who went missing while fishing on the Loosahatchie River in Shelby County have been found alive.

Shelby County sheriff's office spokesman Chip Washington says 16-year-old Brandon Denge and 17-year-old Landon Cross were found Tuesday morning about 3 1/2 miles from where they launched their boat Monday afternoon.

Washington says a wildlife officer in a kayak found the boys on the riverbank and they appeared to be safe.

The teens went fishing at about 3 p.m. Monday and were reported missing after they did not return.

Rescuers found their vehicle and their capsized boat before finding the teens. Washington says the teens boys managed to grab a tree branch and pull themselves onto the riverbank after their boat capsized.


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