Three teenagers missing from Kentucky were found in Bryan County early this morning.
The runaways – two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old – were located around 2 a.m. on the grounds of the Cuyler Hunting Club after their car ran out of gas on Interstate 16, according to Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith.
The teens crossed a fence to reach the hunting club, which is next to I-16 between Highway 280 and the Ogeechee River. Someone noticed a fire the teens built and called the sheriff’s office, Smith said.
“They were just sitting by a fire,” he said. “We got them and they’re safe.”
The teens were tired and hungry but otherwise fine, according to Smith. Their families were notified and are expected to arrive sometime today to pick them up from the Bryan County Sheriff's Office, he said.
“We fed them and we washed their clothes, as a matter of fact,” Smith said. “They’re fine. They’re just a long way from home.”
The families had stated in media reports they believed the teens were heading to Florida. Smith wasn’t sure of their destination.
“I don’t think they knew,” he said. “They just knew they were going somewhere, as long as the gas lasted.”