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Missing Jacksonville children found safe following AMBER Alert, FDLE says

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 21:11:49-05

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A pair of missing Jacksonville children who were at the center of an AMBER Alert have reportedly been found safe.

More than 150 police officers, firefighters and rescuers scoured the area near the Jacksonville trailer park where six-year-old Braxton Williams and his 5-year-old sister Bri’ya were last seen Sunday.

Investigators deployed drones, helicopters and search dogs. By Tuesday, they'd checked 430 homes, combed 130 acres and 20 bodies of water.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office confirmed Tuesday that the children had been found safe. The siblings were hungry, happy and talkative and wanted a cheese pizza when rescuers found them in an old pump house near their home.