Two ROTC cadets who went missing for almost 24 hours during land navigation training in Hawaii have been found, officials said.
The cadets were rescued Sunday afternoon, Lt. Col. Curt Kellogg, spokesman for the 25th Infantry Division, told Army Times.
The two cadets, who were visiting from the mainland, were participating in land navigation training at Schofield Barracks East Range when they got lost in the midst of the jungle operations training course, a dense, jungle-like environment that covers nearly six square miles, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
According to the Star-Advertiser, the Army launched a search operation involving about 200 soldiers and vehicles after the two cadets had not returned by noon Saturday. Nearly 23 hours later, the two cadets, who had found a road running through the training area, were picked up by an Army vehicle driving along the route, Kellogg said.
They were exhausted from a night in the jungle but otherwise in good shape, officials said.
Honolulu police and firefighters assisted in the search, Kellogg said.
Noah Nash is a rising senior at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. At school, he is the editor in chief of the Collegian Magazine and the digital director of the Collegian, Kenyon's newspaper.