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UPDATE: 2 teens who vanished together in freezing cold found safe: Reports

Update: 7:40 p.m.: Two teens last seen Monday night have been found safe, the Stanley, Wisconsin, Police Department said Wednesday.

The department thanked everyone for help in finding the youngsters and said it would not be releasing any further information out of respect for all involved.

Original  story: 

Police in Wisconsin conducted ground searches Tuesday and Wednesday for two teens who vanished Monday night.

Rose Sprinkle, 13, and Zachary Haas, 15, are believed to have been together when they disappeared near Stanley. Both teens left without their cell phones, Stanley police said in a Facebook post.

WAOW reported that volunteers and local police are searching in tandem; volunteers will be combing a specific location while police conduct infrared drone flights. Volunteers will be following command staff’s instruction. The search will cover everything north of 110th Avenue to the area of Otter Lake, the news outlet reported.

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In a Facebook post, Stanley police said they suspect Sprinkle left on her own accord. However, authorities are concerned as the pair vanished as temperatures plummeted in the area.

Police believe Haas is traveling with a white GMC Denali bicycle. Meanwhile, Sprinkle’s family said a three-wheeled silver bicycle has vanished from their property.

Sprinkle was described as being 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 100 pounds. She was last seen wearing black pants and a black shirt. A description of Haas was not provided.

Anyone with information regarding the teens’ whereabouts is instructed to call the Stanley Police Department at 715-644-5975 or Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department at 715-726-7701.

Additional information has been received tonight regarding the missing juvenile case we are actively working. In…

Posted by Stanley Police Department on Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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[Featured image: Rose Sprinkle, Zachary Haas/Sprinkle Police Department]