MENDOCINO COUNTY (CBS SF) — A young San Francisco couple who got trapped in the snow in the Mendocino National Forest was found safe Monday.
21-year-old Carlos Hernandez and 18-year-old Maia Herman-Kitami went camping Wednesday in Alder Springs, a subsection of the forest.READ MORE: SF State Professor Russell Jeung Honored For Spearheading Campaign Against Asian-American Hate Crimes
They were supposed to return home Friday. When they didn’t show up by Saturday, their family reported them missing.
A blizzard hit the area this weekend, making conditions treacherous.READ MORE: Early Morning 2-Alarm Blaze Damages Cluttered LaFayette Home
Search crews used a helicopter to comb through the snowy forest.
The sheriff’s department said the couple was found Monday afternoon. Their jeep had gotten stuck in the snow.MORE NEWS: Woman Dies In Late Night San Jose Shooting
Monday night, they are reportedly safe and in good spirits.