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Two juveniles who went missing on Meramec River found safe

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WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

Two juveniles who went missing after going swimming on the Meramec River in Castlewood Park Tuesday evening were found safe.

The two were at the Sherman Beach Access Area when they decided to get into the water to swim to another beach along the river two miles away where they were going to meet friends, firefighters say.

Firefighters told News 4 the two got in the river without flotation devices on.

However, partway to their destination, the two decided to swim to shore and get out of the river, firefighters say. They then stumbled upon all the rescue crews that had gathered to search for them.

 They were missing for about 45 minutes.

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