Missing Calloway County brothers found

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CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. - Two missing children in Calloway County, Kentucky have been found alive.

The boys, 7-year-old Ben and 5-year-old Cameron Davis, were located around 9 a.m. walking along Blood River Road. That's between three and four miles from their grandmother's home at 3744 Dunbar Road in New Concord, where they had last been seen. Someone driving a car along the road found the boys.

The boys told investigators they got lost, then spent the night under a rock and covered themselves with leaves to stay warm.

Crews had searched thoughout the night for the brothers -- combing through miles of woods -- with no luck. It was about 17 hours after the boys got lost when they were found.

Calloway County Sheriff Bill Marcum says the boys asked for a hot bath after they were found. One also said he wanted "three sandwiches."

The boys' grandmother told Local 6 they got off the school bus yesterday afternoon and went outside to play in the woods off Dunbar Road. Their grandmother, who the boys live with, says they were gone when she went outside to check on them.

UPDATE (7:30 a.m.): The search continues this morning for 7-year-old Ben and 5-year-old Cameron Davis.

The Calloway County Sheriff's Office tells us their crews have been out throughout the night. Later this morning, helicopters and canines are expected to help in the search.
 
At this point, Calloway County Sheriff Bill Marcum says volunteers are not needed. Marcum says he appreciates the help -- about seven pages worth of phone numbers -- but those individuals will be contacted if and when they are needed.
 
Earlier story:
 
CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. - Investigators are searching for two young boys who went missing Thursday afternoon in Calloway County, Kentucky.

Bill Call of Calloway Emergency Management told Local 6 that 7-year-old Ben and 5-year-old Cameron Davis got off the school bus and went outside to play in the woods off Dunbar Road. Their grandmother, who the boys live with, says they were gone when she went outside to check on them.

They were last seen near 3744 Dunbar Road in New Concord at 4 p.m.

Ben Davis is described as a white male with light brown hair and hazel eyes.  He stands 4 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 60 pounds. He was wearing gray Nike pants and a t-shirt.

Cameron Davis is described as a white male with light brown hair and blue eyes.  He stands 3 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 40 pounds. He was wearing jeans and a long-sleeved t-shirt.

Investigators have been looking for the boys with dogs, people on foot, ATVs and a thermal imaging camera. The dogs tracked their scent to a wooded area before losing it.

Call is asking anyone who is not trained emergency personnel to stay away from the area at this time due to the nature of the search.

If you have any information about Cameron or Ben, please call the Calloway County Sheriff's Office at (270) 753-3151.

Earlier story:

CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. - Two children are missing in Calloway County, Kentucky.

The sheriff's department confirms they are looking for Cameron Davis, 5, and Ben Davis, 7.

They were last seen near 3744 Dunbar Road in New Concord at 4 p.m.

Investigators describe Cameron as a white male with light brown hair and blue eyes.  He stands 3 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 40 pounds.  He was wearing jeans and a long-sleeved t-shirt.

Investigators describe Ben as a white male with light brown hair and hazel eyes.  He stands 4 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 60 pounds.  He was wearing gray Nike pants and a t-shirt.

If you have any information about Cameron or Ben, please call the Calloway County Sheriff's Office at (270) 753-3151.

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