Sunday, November 3, 2013

Idaho State Police Locates Lost Teens in Gem County

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer

District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 11/3/2013 at 10:10 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On November 2, 2013, Idaho State Police responded to the Sweet / Ola area in Gem County to assist in search efforts for three lost teens.

Jonathan Bassett, 19; Kevin Wallace, 19; and Caleb Hartsock, 18, all from Emmett, ID., were hunting in the area above Ola, ID., near Rammage Meadows. They became disoriented and were unable to locate their vehicle. At approximately 2:00 P.M., they found cell phone service and called for help. The call rang in to the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Weiser, ID. The Washington County Sheriff's Office directed the call to the Gem County Sheriff's Office, and the teens were able to give directions to the area they were hunting. The Gem County Sheriff's Posse and Idaho State Police troopers conducted a search of the location given, North of Ola.

Just before dark, at approximately 7:00 P.M., an Idaho State Police trooper located the teens along the lower loop road extension between Mill Creek Summit and Rammage Meadows. All three were cold, wet, and tired, but safe. Idaho State Police transported the teens to reunite with family in the area.