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Four children missing found by fisherman Homosassa

Search in Citrus County for four missing childre
Search in Citrus County for four missing childre
Posted at 5:44 PM, Dec 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-09 20:01:22-05

UPDATE |  The four children have been found safe according to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office.  The children were found my a fisherman on the Chassahowizka River.  Three of the four children have been transported to the hospital with signs of hypothermia.


Deputies in Citrus County are searching for four children that went missing while camping.  The children went missing a little  after 3p.m. Saturday in the Chassahowitzka River Campground in Homosassa. 


An official with the Sheriff’s office says that it is the children’s first day camping at the campground and are known to go exploring together when they camp.


This is the description of the four children:

Female, Jade, Age 9, wearing a purple coat
Male, Rocket, Age 8, wearing navy Blue hoodie
Male, Jasper, Age 7, wearing gray sweatpants
Male, Aidan, Age 9, wearing green two-tone windbreaker


Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Patrol, Aviation, K-9 and Volunteer Bloodhound units are searching for the children.  Deputies are also advising that they are not in need of community volunteers to search for the children at this time.


If you come in contact with the children deputies are urging you to call 911 to report it.