Missing Chippewa County teens found safe

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STANLEY, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Two Stanley teenagers are safe, after they were reported missing on Sunday. 13-year-old Rose Sprinkle and 15-year-old Zachary Haas were reported missing and believed to be together.

Officials organized a search Wednesday afternoon and were using infrared drone flights in specific areas to search for the missing teens. Just before 5:30, the Stanley Police Department posted to their Facebook page, “We are elated to report that our missing juveniles have been located, are safe, and will be reunited with their families.”

Stanley’s Fire Chief explains how the teens were found.

Korey Hagenson, Stanley Fire Chief said, “We did find both of them I can confirm that. Right now, they are with the Stanley Police Chief.  We are just hanging back waiting for him to tell us what the next steps to do.”

“Yeah, it was actually a searcher that was coming back home, he was on his way home done for the day, he said all of sudden he saw two people on a three-wheel bike and he turned around and it was both of them. And he got into contact with a lady who was next to one of my guys and he got into contact with me and then that’s when we said, we found them,” said Hagenson.

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