(KMSP) - The Dodge County Sheriff's Office has confirmed three missing teenage boys have been found safe. More information will be released Monday.
Deputies were focusing on the abandoned Neda Mine in their search Tate Rose and Zachary Heron, both 16, and 15-year-old Samuel Lein. The boys were last seen Sunday afternoon before they were reported missing.
The sheriff’s office said the boys' bikes were found off a road near an entrance to the old abandoned mine near Iron Ridge, Wis. At least a dozen police and fire departments joined the search.
The mine is now owned by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which conducts bat research at the site. The Neda Mine is among the Midwest's largest winter shelters for hibernating bats, with an estimated 100,000 bats.