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Two missing Jacksonville siblings found safe in dense wooded area, sheriff says

Posted at 4:21 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 18:00:47-05

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Two siblings who went missing in Jacksonville Sunday morning have been found safe.

According to Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams, Braxton Williams, 6, and Bri'ya Williams, 5, were found in a dense wooded area on Tuesday.

The siblings went missing from the 10000 block of West Beaver Street in Jacksonville on Sunday morning.

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The sheriff believes the two simply wandered off.

Williams said the children are safe and were lively when rescuers found them.

The children appear to have a couple bumps and bruises and are a little dehydrated, according to Williams,

They are being treated at an area hospital.

"They’re talkative and asked for a cheese pizza to be delivered to them at the hospital," Williams said.

The siblings made their way to a dilapidated pump station for shelter.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement canceled the Amber Alert shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The sheriff's office says the family has been cooperative during the entire investigation.

On Tuesday the sheriff's office announced they were seeking information about a white four-door vehicle seen in the area. They say it was driven by a white male reported to be playing children's music.