- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - The Marine Corps helped rescue a Boy Scout troop that got lost while canoeing on the Colorado River.

According to the Yuma Sun (https://goo.gl/E5rWHu ), the 32-member troop in 16 canoes ended up stranded when they couldn’t find their way out of an area of dense, tall reeds.

The group was reported missing late Saturday after they failed to check in at their destination.

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office asked the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma for help when searchers couldn’t locate the troop.

Marine Capt. Wes Urguhart says his crew used night-vision goggles to spot the troop in a lake that connects to the river.

Urquhart says then was able to guide boats carrying sheriff’s personnel to the vicinity, and those boats then escorted the canoes to a landing.

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