Two juveniles were found safely after being reported missing for a short time Thursday afternoon.

A report of possible runaway children was made to the Hays Police Department shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday near Frontier Park. According to Lt. Tim Greenwood, outpatients with KVC Wheatland Hospital were on an outing to the park and two children were left behind.

When a staff member returned to the park to find them, a few of the children’s personal belongings were found but the children were not in the same area.

A large search effort commenced with both Hays Police and fire departments responding, and the children were found safe as they played about a half-mile away.