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KSL NewsThere was cause for celebration today as missing boy Scouts were reunited with their families. The boys went camping in the Uinta Mountains on Monday morning. By Monday night they were separated from their group and lost.
It was a moment they waited for through a long night, a mother reunited with her lost sons and a sister with her brother.
Deon Grimes, Mother: “The knot in my stomach went away, and I'm just glad to have them back. They're great kids and we worried a lot about them."
What started out as a fun camping trip for four boys from South Provo quickly turned scary when the boys became separated from their group on Monday night.
Trevor Paskett, 15, Lost Boy Scout: “We just went off the trail. We were being stupid looking for another one. We thought we saw something and went off. So we thought we'd go try and look for a lake. We were just really dumb about that."
Summit County Search and Rescue teams were called out yesterday afternoon. With a team of volunteers they hit the trail again early this morning. A brother to two of the missing teens was in the group that found the scouts.
Mark Grimes, Brother: “We stopped to wring out our socks and all of a sudden they came hiking around the corner."
The teens were experienced campers. They were equipped with enough supplies, water and food to last until Saturday. Knowing that helped calm their mothers’ fears until the boy's made their way out of the mountains earlier today.