2 missing kids found safe inside locked truck

The truck at MI Auto Center in Holland Township that a deputy found two missing children on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say two children who were reported missing Thursday were found just blocks away from their home in Holland Township.

Four-year-old Lily Ann Osborne and her 3-year-old brother, Rowan Osborne, walked from their home in the 674 East Lakewood Boulevard around 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Their mother alerted authorities.

Deputies immediately searched near the home then expanded efforts around 120th Avenue and East Lakewood Boulevard. Two search-and-rescue helicopter was called in to assist.

Search-and-rescue helicopters looking for two missing children near Holland on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

After searching for nearly two hours, an Ottawa County sheriff’s deputy found the kids locked inside a truck in the nearby MI Auto Center, located at 704 East Lakewood Boulevard.

Capt. Mark Bennett says the two children somehow managed to get into the truck and lock themselves inside for possibly more than an hour.

“The deputy broke the window out and the two were extricated from that vehicle. They were seen by the medical authorities on scene and appear to be OK,” Bennett said.

The two children were later reunited with their parents around 1:45 p.m. Thursday.

No foul play is suspected in the case.

Bennett told 24 Hour News 8 that the incident serves as another reminder for parents to keep a close eye on their children.