Dear Editor,

We would like to thank all the people, friends, family, the Grantsville Sheriff's Dept., and the Volunteer Fire Department, that helped in the search for the missing Ohio teens on Bear Fork. We greatly appreciate the efforts of all involved and cannot express our sincere gratitude enough.

It is so comforting to know that in a time of need there are many people who will drop what they are doing and do everything they can to help someone out that they don't even know. Not very many places in this world do you find those people but we sure did when we needed them and will always remember what they did for us and the safe return of our children.

A special thanks to Sheriff Parsons's for his concern and comforting words throughout the search, and also to Charlie McKown, our hero.

With Sincere Thanks and Gratitude,

The Schartiger Family