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17-year-old found safe in Fort Hall Bottoms

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FORT HALL, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Fort Hall Police Dispatch received a call from an anonymous hunter regarding four intoxicated individuals, two adults and two minors, found near a truck with a flat tire on the side of the road Monday around 6:00 a.m.

Officers responded to the Broncho Road in the Fort Hall Bottoms area. Police said one of the four individuals was a 17-year-old female who took off from the group with no cell phone or coat before the officers arrived.

The initial FHPD officers were unable to locate her on foot, so additional resources were called in to assist and locate the minor. Fort Hall Fire and EMS, Fort Hall Fish and Game, as well, as additional officers responded to assist in the search.

Portneuf Air Rescue located the female around 9 a.m. in a field about 300 yards east of the truck where she walked off about three hours earlier.

She was able to wave at the helicopter as it was circling the Bottoms area.

Portneuf Air Rescue flew the female to Portneuf Medical Center, and she is still being evaluated at this time.

“We would like to thank the Portneuf Air Rescue team for coming out and assisting, they were responsible for locating the teenager from the air," Fort Hall Captain of Police, Mark Massey said. "The Tribal Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was partially activated to provide additional resources if they were to became necessary."

According to Fort Hall Police, this is an active case, so no names will be released or other information will be provided.

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  1. Four drunks and taxpayer money was wasted to find them? Just let them hang out by the truck until sober or other…..
    At least they need to be required to pay back EVERY penny spent to go get them.

  2. I find it quite interesting that the video that leads the story says “Teen Rescued After Getting Lost.” Ha Ha Ha!

    KIFI does it again. Probably didn’t want to offend anyone or any group. The only thing being offended by this news outlet on a persistent basis is the readers‘ sensibilities.

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