Several individuals became lost in the adjacent woods. Deputies, state troopers and fire department personnel assisted in locating several of the individuals. Parents arrived on scene when they were contacted by their children.

Police busted up a large bonfire party in the Montreal, Mo. area in the early hours of Sunday morning that appears to have included some minors. The incident included the discovery of an unconscious person and others in need of medical attention as well as several people becoming lost in the woods following the arrival of law enforcement.

According to a press release from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, a Camden County deputy received information around 4:20 a.m. on May 14 about a large gathering of individuals, including minors, at a bonfire off of Franklin Drive in the Montreal area southeast of Camdenton.

As the deputy arrived at the location, he checked a vehicle and discovered an unconscious individual who appeared to need immediate medical attention. Upon seeing the deputy, several individuals were seen running into the woods. The subjects appeared to be under age, the press release stated, however the deputy’s immediate concern was the safety of the unconscious individual. The deputy called for medical assistance as well as additional law enforcement personnel.  

As a precautionary measure, additional medical personnel were requested due to others appearing to need medical attention. 

“Unfortunately, individuals participating in the party did not come to the aid of friends when assistance was needed,” the press release stated.

Several individuals became lost in the adjacent woods. Deputies, state troopers and fire department personnel assisted in locating several of the individuals. Parents arrived on scene when they were contacted by their children.  

The owners of the property were not in the area at the time. Several parents were contacted to pick up their children.

This incident is still under investigation, according to the press release.