Posted: Jul 18, 2013 9:08 AM by MTN News
Updated: Jul 22, 2013 3:21 PM
Havre Sector Border Patrol agents from the Shelby Station assisted Glacier County Sheriff's deputies and EMS in locating three juveniles who were overdue in returning from a float trip on Cut Bank Creek.
A press release from U.S. Customs & Border Protection says that the three juveniles began floating Cut Bank Creek just west of town at approximately 5 p.m. and planned to reach their destination in a few hours.
At 1:30 a.m., the Shelby Station received a request for assistance from Glacier County to help locate the group, who were now several hours overdue.
At approximately 3:00 a.m., agents utilizing a FLIR thermal imaging camera located the three juveniles on the creek, and were able to assist them in reaching EMS and Sheriff's officers who were waiting nearby.
All three were found to be in good health and were returned to their parents.
Chief Patrol Agent Christopher Richards praised the teamwork of the groups involved in the rescue: "Integrated efforts such as this, between the Border Patrol and the Glacier County Sheriff's Department, are an example of how working together with our partners helps to keep our communities, and residents, safe. By communicating closely with the Glacier County deputies, we were able to work together and locate the missing juveniles and return them to their families safely."
The names and ages of the juveniles have not been released.