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      Michigan State Police help find lost mother and child

      Michigan State Police, assisted by the Department of Natural Resources and the Coast Guard, helped find a mother and child who were reported missing in Porcupine Mountain State Park.

      On June 24 at approximately 9:30 p.m., troopers from the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post were sent out to the Lake of Clouds Viewing Area. They were dispatched in response to a 37-year-old woman and her 11-year-old son who had become separated from their family while trying to take another route back to the park. Troopers were assisted by Department of Natural Resources Park Rangers and Calumet Post K-9 unit, but were unable to track the mother and son.

      At approximately 3 a.m. on June 25, the search was discontinued due to poor lighting conditions. The search resumed at 7 a.m., with a Coast Guard helicopter arriving to assist at 9:20 a.m.

      Officials state that the mother and son were located by the Calumet K-9 unit on Carp River Trail around 9:30 a.m. They were found to be in good spirits, and were reunited with their family after being escorted out of the park.

      Also assisting with the search was the Federal Forest Service, the Ontonagon County Sheriff's Department, and the Ontonagon Community Emergency Response Team.