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Sacramento Couple Missing Since Sunday Found Alive In Sierra

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Mark Schroeder and Janette DeGrace of Sacramento were found on February 15, 2012 after their car was stuck in snow in El Dorado County three days earlier. (CBS)

Mark Schroeder and Janette DeGrace of Sacramento were found on February 15, 2012 after their car was stuck in snow in El Dorado County three days earlier. (CBS)

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SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — A Sacramento couple reported missing Sunday during a trip to El Dorado County wine country have been found alive.

Authorities said Mark Schroeder and Janette DeGrace were rescued Wednesday afternoon after Schroeder managed to hike several miles through snow and made contact with search crews.

Sheriff’s officials said after Schroeder was found, he was able to guide a rescue helicopter to DeGrace, who had remained behind in their stranded car.

The 55-year-old Schroeder and the 52-year-old DeGrace were taken to a hospital in Auburn. Their conditions were not known, but authorities say Schroeder was being treated for frostbite.

Sheriff’s officials said the couple became stranded when their car was stuck in snow near the community of Georgetown, a remote area about 60 miles northeast of Sacramento.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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