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ROTC cadets lost in land navigation course rescued

By THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER Published: July 30, 2018

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Tribune News Service) Two Army ROTC cadets visiting from the mainland were rescued Sunday after spending the night lost in a jungle warfare course in Wahiawa.

Lt. Col. Curtis Kellogg, spokesman for the Army’s 25th Infantry Division, said two college students became lost while participating Saturday in land navigation training in Schofield Barracks East Range. The cadets were in the jungle operations training course, which is about 6 square miles covered with dense vegetation.

After the two failed to return by the allotted time at noon, the Army launched a search that included about 200 soldiers and Army vehicles and helicopters. Honolulu police and firefighters also helped, Kellogg said.

Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. Scot Seguirant said firefighters assisted with a helicopter.

The two cadets were found on a road in the training area at about 11 a.m.

Kellogg said the cadets were “a little tired and possibly a little hungry but otherwise in good shape.”

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