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.
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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