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Officials searching for six missing soccer players

Missing Haiti Athletes
Osceola Co. Sheriff’s Office

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for six missing soccer players.

The men all said to be between the ages of 18 and 32 are part of the Haitian Special Olympic team and were in Orlando, Florida for a competition.

The men were last seen in the Kissimmee area around 2:30 p.m. Monday.

According to the report, they all turned in their room keys and left behind their personal bags and belongings.

“The individuals are all adults, five of whom are not Special Olympics athletes and one who is an adult with intellectual disability,” the Special Olympics said in a statement to CNN. “The well-being of these delegates is our foremost concern. Local authorities have indicated they have no reason to believe the health and safety of any of the individuals is at risk. To expand the reach and effectiveness of law enforcement’s efforts to locate these individuals, they have been reported as missing persons.”

It is unclear why the men left the competition but officials in the area are working together to locate them:

“We are in communication with Walt Disney World, Special Olympics and our Law Enforcement and Federal partners,” the sheriff’s office release said.