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Missing teen found safe at North Park ice skating rink

| Friday, Dec. 9, 2011

A three-hour search for a girl who was sent for help after a vehicle filled with teenagers crashed in North Park tonight ended when she was found safe at the park`s ice skating rink.

Robert Jeke, chief of Peebles Volunteer Fire Department, said the 16-year-old girl was among six teens in a vehicle that crashed shortly before 7 p.m. along North Ridge Drive in McCandless.

Jeke said four of the teens were trapped in the wreckage after the vehicle struck a tree and rolled onto its side in a wooded area. There were no major injuries.

The girl, who appeared to be uninjured, was sent by her friends to summon help. She walked about 2 miles to the rink and was spotted by searchers.

Two helicopters joined dozens of volunteers using all-terrain vehicles and thermal imaging devices trying to locate the girl, Jeke said.

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