Family found safe near Lake Sangchris

Family Found Safe near Lake Sangchris (WICS/WRSP)

Edinburg Police are on the scene near Sangchris Lake looking for a family of four and their two dogs.

Officials say they received the call just before midnight on Monday.

Illinois State Police Trooper Sean Ramsey says a mother, her two children, her niece and their two dogs went for a hike near Sangchris Lake in Edinburg on Monday. After her husband could not get ahold of them, he called police.

"Unfortunately after dark, he couldn't locate them. So overnight, we were searching for them, but in this case, we were able to locate them and everybody is fine. Back home and safe," Ramsey said.

The family was found at 3 a.m. on Tuesday and is okay.

Ramsey says they had medical crews examine the family and everyone is healthy. He says it's important to let someone know where you are at all times, especially when going out into the woods.

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