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Missing teens found safe after getting vehicle stuck on back road

Missing teens found safe

UPDATE: 9:14 p.m.

Missing teens Dylan Deroy and Jordan Phillion were located by RCMP air services on July 6, at 2:15 p.m.

RCMP say the boy's vehicle got stuck on a back road in Copper Canyon, leaving them stranded. The boys have since safely returned to their families in Langford.


ORIGINAL: 2:24 p.m.

Two Vancouver Island teens have been declared missing after they failed to return from a trip to the Lake Cowichan area on Sunday.

CTV News is reporting that Mounties from the West Shore and Lake Cowichan RCMP detachments are searching for Dylan Deroy, 18, and Jordan Phillion, 15, of Langford.

"This is very not like them," said Jordan's mother, April Phillion. "They always come home after one of these forest trips – they’ve done these for months."

According to police neither of the boys are answering their cell phones and Deroy’s cell phone was last used in the North Cowichan area at 11:34 a.m. Sunday.

"We knew once their phones were off, something wasn’t right," April said. "It's highly likely that there is no [cell] service where they are."

Lake Cowichan Search and Rescue teams have joined in the search as have some logging crew workers. RCMP have called in the helicopter and multiple Civil Air Search and Rescue planes are expected to join the search.

Police say the pair were travelling in the Youbou area in Deroy’s white 1996 GMC Sonoma pick-up truck which has B.C. licence plates PD3539 and features a sticker that reads “Syclone” on the side.

-with files from CTV News Vancouver Island



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