Boys became lost while chasing ball

September 20, 1987
Lawler Lodge

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By Eric Townsend

Well, almost a search. This one ended before it began. Three twelve-year-old boys started out chasing a ball that had rolled away from them at Lawler Lodge and ended up spending several hours finding their way back to where they started. By the time the three of us who responded to the call had collected the pertinent facts and organized ourselves to start the search, the boys arrived back, sweating and thirsty, but unhurt .

The area downstream of Lawler Lodge can be very confusing if you don't pay strict attention to landmarks. We were glad to have the boys back safe and sound. Henry Negrete, Ron Pierson and Eric Townsend responded to this call for a total of nine volunteer man hours.