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Emergency responders assisted a church youth group and its chaperones reunite after they sent a 911 emergency call so that they could search the Uwharrie River located in Montgomery County.

According to officials the group was from nearby Stanly County. They were canoeing on the Uwharrie River last Thursday when they were separated and called 911. Authorities from neighboring counties and a Highway Patrol helicopter assisted in the search.

Spokesperson for Montgomery County, Laura Morton, said the group consisted of six adults and 24 children, ages 10 to 12, and that everyone was found with no injuries. She wasn’t sure how the group got separated or how far apart they were. The group was near the Uwharrie National Forest.

It is always our best intentions to prepare ahead of time for potential mishaps and possible harm that may come our way. There have been many improvements to achieve a higher recovery rate in finding lost or missing children. One such program is called “Code Adam”.

Code Adam is an internationally-recognized "missing child" safety program in the United States and Canada, originally created by Wal-Mart retail stores in 1994. It is named in memory of Adam Walsh, the 6-year-old son of John Walsh (the host of Fox’s America’s Most Wanted.). Adam was abducted from a Sears department store in Florida in 1981 and was later found murdered.

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