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Two Kitchener teens found safe in Algonquin Park

They were found by the OPP Canine Unit on Monday
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Two 16-year-old girls from Kitchener, who went missing in Algonquin Park, have been found and are safe.

Ontario Provincial Police tweeted early Monday afternoon that an OPP Canine Unit located the pair.

Marta Malek and Maya Mirota, missing since Thursday, were the subject of a massive air and ground search.

OPP haven't determined yet how the girls lost their way. "They are so relieved to be found, we're so relieved to have found them. It seems like they simply got lost, which can happen." police spokesperson Bill Dickson told 570 NEWS.

He said the pair are in great shape, adding there are no concerns for their health at this time.

The teens were on a camping trip so they did have some supplies with them. "And they did have some provisions with them, not necessarily enough to last them right through until today, but they did have enough ... started rationing themselves and that's probably what carried them through." added Dickson.

They are now in the process of reuniting the girls with their families.

The teens were reported missing around 10 p.m. on Friday after failing to meet up with a group as planned.

They had last been seen on Thursday on the Western Uplands Trail between Rainbow Lake and Susan Lake.

with files from The Canadian Press


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