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.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.