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Two young North Tonawanda children were found Friday afternoon, crying in woods about a mile and a half from their homes, after a frantic search by their parents, police, city workers and neighbors.

The boy and girl, who are 3 and 4, went missing at about noon after they had been allowed to play in a back yard.

Both sets of parents began searching for them before they called 911 in a panic.

The children had gone into the woods searching for mice and then became lost, according to police spokesmen.