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New Mexico family stuck in snow, rescued after 2 days

December 29, 2018

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Searchers rescued a family of four who “stayed hunkered down” in their pickup for two days after getting stuck in snow in mountains in southern New Mexico.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that the family from Carlsbad was reported missing Thusday and that searchers on snowmobile found them safely inside their pickup near Mayhill in the Lincoln National Forest.

The search began after the Otero County Sheriff’s Office contacted the New Mexico State Police upon being notified that the family didn’t return to a hotel in the area.

State Police Officer David Miller said the family — a man and his three children ages 11-14 — “stayed hunkered down in that pickup truck for the last two days, waiting.”

Mayhill is 98 miles (157 kilometers) north of El Paso, Texas.

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