UPDATE: Georgetown County Sheriff’s Carter Weaver announced early Thursday morning three juveniles who ran away from the American Marine Institute on Wednesday afternoon are in custody.

The three teens, all aged 14, were taken to the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia.

No other details were provided.

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCBD) – The Gorgetown County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) is searching Wednesday evening for three teens who ran away from the American Marine Institute Facility just south of Georgetown.

According to GCSO, the teens ran away shortly before 6:00 p.m.

The teens are described as 14-year-old black males wearing khaki pants, white t-shirts, and black slides. Two of the teens are from Greenville and one is from Laurens.

GCSO set up a perimeter and searched the area with K9s. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) assisted with the search, sending their helicopter equipped with Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensors, but the teens were not located.

GCSO is still vigilantly patrolling the area, but residents are urged to be aware and use caution. GSCO has already called everyone living within a 10-mile radius of 1590 CCC Road and provided a description of the situation as well as the runaways.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.