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Rustling bushes cause scare for teens, prompting rescue in Manitoba provincial park

A sound in the bushes led two teenagers to the top of a lookout point in Manitoba’s Spruce Woods Provincial Park, where they were found by RCMP.

RCMP located the teenagers in Spruce Woods Provincial Park Saturday

RCMP were called to the Spruce Woods Provincial Park after two teenagers were stuck and afraid at the top of a lookout point. (CBC)

A sound in the bushes led two teenagers to the top of a lookout point in Manitoba's Spruce Woods Provincial Park, where they were found by RCMP.

On Saturday, a girl and boy, both aged 15, were walking near the Spirit Sands in the park, about 175 kilometres west of Winnipeg.

They heard a loud rustle in the bush and other sounds, RCMP said in a news release. The teens got scared and went to the top of a lookout point.

The boy called RCMP at around 8:45 p.m. and told the dispatcher where they were and what happened.

In the darkness and without cellphone service, an RCMP officer tracked the teenagers through a two-kilometre hike on a trail.

He brought the teenagers back to the parking lot where RCMP said a mother was waiting, worried, because she hadn't been able to call them.

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