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Family on river trip disappears; found on sand bar at daybreak

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - WLOX News has learned rescuers have located the five missing boaters along the Wolf River. After getting stranded on a sand bar Monday night, the group was waiting until daybreak to head toward safety. All five are said to be doing fine.

Justin Dayton, 38, Kristy Budovee, 30, and three children ages 9, 10, and 12, were supposed to meet friends near Cable Bridge Road for a boat trip down the Wolf River at 8pm Monday night.

According to Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara, when the family didn't show up by 10pm, their friends reported them missing.

The sheriff said a search began Tuesday morning, and the group was found around 5:30am.

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