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UPDATE: Deputies Locate Missing Kids

LINCOLN, Ark. (KNWA) - UPDATE: 

Deputies found the two children safe at around 12:40 p.m. on Friday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Original Story: 

Central EMS and Washington County Sheriff's Office have both confirmed to KNWA as of 12:22 p.m. on Friday a search and rescue effort is happening for two children near Nicewarner Road in Lincoln.

Kelly Cantrell with the Washington County Sheriff's Office said a 4-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl are missing.

It is unknown what the children were wearing when they went missing, the Sheriff's Office said it is possible that they are not wearing any clothes. 

The kids were last seen several hours ago, according to the Sheriff's Office. 

The Sheriff's Office said the children might have wandered off from their home.

"Washington County deputies are on scene checking the area, Washington County Search and Rescue has been dispatched, and we have requested drone assistance from Rogers Police Department, as well as Benton County Sheriff's Office helicopter to assist with an aerial search of the area," the Facebook post states from the Sheriff's Office. 

Stay with KNWA on this developing story for updates.


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