SAVANNAH, GA (September 25, 2014): Metro officers on foot and in a helicopter came to the rescue when two Chatham County teenagers found themselves lost in the woods Wednesday night.

One of the two boys in their mid-teens had called his mother about 9 p.m. using his cell phone to tell her the two friends had ventured into the wooded area between his residence on Red Maple Drive and Little Neck Road. They were unable to find their way out.

The youths started a signal fire that was not viewable by West Chatham Precinct Patrol officers who were trying to talk them out when their cell phone battery depleted.

Officers in Metro Police helicopter Eagle One scanned the area, found the signal fire and directed two officers and a lieutenant through the woods to the youths. The fire was extinguished and the teens safely led to their homes within about two hours.