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: 2 Officers Shot, Suspect Dead In San Luis Obispo
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: UPDATE: Crews Near Containment On Grass Fire Burning Near Bay Shoreline In San Rafael
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: Rate Hikes Loom After Newsom Expands Drought Declaration To Include Third of California
Monday night, they are reportedly safe and in good spirits.