It was supposed to be a weekend of adventure when members of Boy Scout Troop 25 in
"They did very well they were in good spirits no medical issues or anything," said Chief Mike Nichols of Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Company. "Once they were located and were able to get ATVs in to pick them up and bring them out."
Members of Boy Scout Troop 25 in
"They were out just doing some of their badge work and training," said Chief Nichols. "The groups divided up. They were supposed to meet at a certain time period when the three did not show up, the rest of the scout masters conducted a search of the area."
The scout masters told the rest of the scouts to go home, while they conducted a search. As night fell, the masters requested the assistance of local emergency services. Emergency rescue teams along with helicopter search team scoured the wooded area. About two hours the scouts were found, setting up camp, waiting to find their way back the next morning. Officials say they were impressed with the rescue effort.
"I believe they were surprised, but they were happy to be out of the woods, and not spend the night in the woods," said Chief Nichols. "They were really surprised."
The rescue team included emergency rescue units from