Missing teens found safe after fishing boat capsized - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Missing teens found safe after fishing boat capsized

Family and friends hug when they learn the missing teens were found safe. Family and friends hug when they learn the missing teens were found safe.
The boys were found and taken back to base camp in a boat. The boys were found and taken back to base camp in a boat.
The boys are reunited with their friends and family. The boys are reunited with their friends and family.

(WMC-TV) – Two teens who went missing during a fishing trip on the Loosahatchie River Monday spent the night in the woods after their boat capsized.

Brandon Demge and Landon Cross said they were able to make it to shore, but were not able to get out of the woods before dark.

"We grabbed onto a tree that was knocked over and just pulled to the side and started walking, anywhere we could go," Brandon explained. "We pretty much knew where we were going as long as we could get out of the water."

They were reported missing at 11 p.m. Monday.  Their vehicle and the capsized boat were found, but the boys were nowhere nearby.

Tuesday morning, a Tennessee wildlife officer, who was in a kayak, located Brandon and Landon about three miles up the river.

Once they were found, the teens were loaded into a boat and brought back to where their families were waiting.

Chopper 5 captured video of the joyful reunion. The boys were checked out in an ambulance at the scene and released shortly afterward.

They both said they are doing fine and are just excited to get home and enjoy a home cooked meal.

Action News 5's Ben Watson had to ask, "So, did you catch any fish?"

Although the teens had quite an adventure, no fish were caught on their trip.

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