The two high school girls from Miami who went missing Shabbos afternoon during a weekend trip to Orlando with their school were located by search teams.
A police search helicopter spotted Brocha Katz and Rivkah Moshe, both 16 years old, who were last seen taking a walk together at the Caribe Resort. A rescue team is being sent to an isolated spot in a densely forested swampland near the hotel where they were staying.
While they were only several thousand feet away, rescuers are still trying to get to them through the dense woods but have confirmed it’s the girls.
Police initially searched the forested areas around the resort with infrared equipped helicopters and K-9 teams but came me up empty. Meanwhile, hundreds of volunteers gathered from Orlando and came up from Miami, where the girls are from, to assist in the search.
At daybreak volunteer search teams gathered, and began fanning out to the neighborhoods surrounding the resort, going door to door with flyers and looking information about the girls and distributing missing persons flyers. After daybreak, the police began a visual search of the forested area by helicopter.