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Hikers Rescued After Being Stranded Since Saturday

Hikers Rescued After Being Stranded Since Saturday

Posted - Nov. 4, 2003 at 7:30 a.m.



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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Two hikers are happy to be back home after being stranded for two days.

31-year old Brett Haldey and 32-year old Jason Eames from Plain City were driving to some flats Saturday about three miles north of the Newfoundland Mountains. That's when their truck broke through the desert crust and sank in the mud and got stuck.

Family members called police when the pair didn't return by Sunday afternoon.

Search and rescue teams located the hikers Monday and pulled their truck out of the mud.

Sheriff's officials say the two had water, food and sleeping bags with them, but they could have run into trouble in a couple more days.

The closest town is Park Valley and is about 30-miles from where they were found.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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