A mother and son who were missing in the woods near Kearney Lake have been found safe. 

At around 10 p.m. Monday, Halifax Regional Police were called to an area near the Maskwa Canoe Club to help find a 55-year-old woman who was lost in the woods.

The woman's 22-year-old son went into the woods looking for her before police arrived and then he got lost. 

Police and two canine teams went searching for the pair. Even though police could hear the missing people they could not find them. 

Around midnight, Halifax Ground Search and Rescue were called in to help.

Rescuers were eventually able to locate the two but each person was found quite a distance from the other. 

Police say the mother and son were cold and tired but were not hurt. 

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