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      Rangers rescue father and two kids in Congaree National Park

      CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK, S.C. - Search crews have located a father and his two children who had been missing for more than two days in the vast woods and swamps of the Congaree National Park southeast of Columbia.

      The National Park Service said Tuesday morning that rangers had located J.R. Kimbler, his 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter.

      Officials said the three did not appear to be seriously hurt and were being taken to a local hospital for observation.

      Crews traveling by airplane, boat and on foot had been looking for the family in the 27,000-acre site since the father sent a text message late Saturday saying that they were lost.

      Officials closed the park Monday afternoon during the search.