Two young escapees caught

MANCHESTER – Police caught two youths who tried to escape from the Youth Development Center by swimming across the Merrimack River on Friday.

The two boys escaped as they were led from a vocational classroom to the main education center with a group of other youths. Counselors and police tracked them through a wooded area down to the river. The boys swam the river and were caught on the opposite side.

Officials would not release the names or ages of the boys.