Two nine-year old boys were rescued yesterday after their parents realized they were missing.

The Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Department says the two boys were supposed to be playing in a creek bed behind their home and were gone for around one hour before family members realized they were missing. Family members had been searching for approximately three hours before authorities were contacted just before 2 pm.

3 hours of searching that was assisted by Gorham Fire and Rescue, Murphysboro-Pomona-Somerset Township Fire and Rescue, the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources, and the Illinois State Police led to the boys being found.