Two kids reported missing in NSW's central west after they went for a walk and didn't come back have been found in bushland by rescuers.
Following an extensive search involving police dogs, paramedics, Rural Fire Service volunteers, rescue choppers and more, Eli and Hannah Jones, aged 14 and 12, were spotted by PolAir about midday on Tuesday.
The pair spent almost 24 hours lost in bushland a property in Kains Flat - about 35 kilometres northeast of Mudgee.
They had gone for a walk about 2:30pm but had not returned, police were told when emergency services were called on Monday evening.
The family has issued a statement giving their deepest thanks to emergency services and volunteers for assisting in the safe recovery of the children.
"We also extend a special thank you to the community from both Mudgee and Sydney," the statement said.
The statement said while the family was grateful for the assistance provided by the community and media, they respectfully requested privacy at this time.
Australian Associated Press
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