A woman and her two young children got lost in Harbins Park and had to be rescued by police.
Photo: Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation
Photo: Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation

Gwinnett police use helicopter to rescue mom, kids lost in park

Police had to use a helicopter to rescue a mother and her two young children Wednesday when the family got lost in Harbins Park.

The woman called 911 at 3:30 p.m. and told dispatchers she had been lost in the 1,960-acre park with her 7-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter for more than two hours. She didn’t have food, water or other items necessary to care for her children “for a long period of time,” a police department release said.

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Police used a helicopter to search the Dacula park, which has nearly 30 miles of trails and a “thick tree canopy.” It took the helicopter team 10 minutes to locate the family and direct them back onto a trail.

Despite getting lost, the family wasn’t too upset to pose with their rescuers and take photos with the helicopter that helped find them.

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After a Gwinnett County Police Department helicopter crew rescued them, a family posed for a photo with the team/Gwinnett County Police Department

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