Four subjects found safe and sound after getting stuck in the snow

   Three men and one woman reported missing Tuesday evening were found safe and sound Wednesday, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

   Tuesday night at approximately 8:37 p.m., CCSO was notified that four subjects, Donald George, 67, Julie Castle George, 58, both of Orofino; along with Martin Castle, 62, of New Hampshire, and Nathan Castle, 28, of Indiana, had left Orofino that morning to take a drive to the Headquarters area.

   CCSO deputies searched through the night. Search and Rescue was called in to search Wednesday. The Back Country Medics team and helicopter assisted in the search.

   A text message that made it to a relative revealed that the subjects were in C-PTPA’s Boehl’s Cabin and needed help. The Jeep Cherokee in which they had been traveling had gotten stuck in the snow, and they walked three and a half miles to Boehl’s Cabin to spend the night.

   At 11:24 a.m. this morning, CCSO and Search and Rescue found the group at the cabin. All four were in good health, and were transported to Orofino.

   CCSO would like to remind visitors and residents to always bring survival equipment when traveling in the back country.