Sheriff: Missing Colorado boys found safe in Ariz.

October 5, 2011 - 6:55 PM

DENVER (AP) — Authorities say two boys who disappeared in western Colorado three days ago have been found safe after driving a pickup truck to Phoenix.

The San Miguel County Sheriff's Office in Colorado said Wednesday that 12-year-old Christopher Ihinger and 14-year-old Danny Eberly are in the custody of Phoenix police. They vanished Sunday while the father of one of the boys and another man were rock climbing.

The boys, who are from Telluride, accompanied the adults on the outing but did not go climbing. They instead stayed near a pickup belonging to the father.

Authorities say the boys acknowledged taking the truck and driving to Phoenix. The sheriff's office has said it had information indicating the two might have planned to run away, but did not elaborate.

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