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16 stranded for 10 hours in Vidor

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What was supposed to be a fun night out with friends, ended up being a frightening night for a group of friends in Vidor.

Around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, a truck with four people got stuck in about 4 feet of mud in the woods of Vidor off Linscomb Road and Hwy. 12.

Those who were stuck were able to call for help. Four other vehicles came to help and also got stuck. 12 News HD was told that all phones were dead by the early morning hours. None could call for help.

19-year-old Randi Bruce sent her mom a text around midnight telling her she was stuck and couldn't get out. Then, Randi's phone also went dead.

Her mother, Janina King, owner of Kinicki's in Vidor, turned to her work facebook page asking for help.

Within minutes, dozens of people came to the rescue and helped her, the Orange County Sheriff's Office and Bruce's parents look for the missing.

Around 5:30 a.m. Monday, the missing were found.

Bruce and her mother told 12 News they are more than thankful for the people from the community who helped search for them.

"It really kind of leaves me speechless," says Bruce, "When I got out, I was welcomed by people I didn't even know wrapping me in blankets. I just really don't have the words to how this makes me feel."

"When she walked out of the woods, I hugged her like I hadn't seen her in forever. I can't thank the people enough who were out there helping me," says King.

All 16 are home safe. Several vehicles are still stuck in the mud.

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