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Couple Rescued After Being Lost in Joshua Tree For 3 Days

By Rich Tarpening, Assignment Manager, Rich.Tarpening@kesq.com
Published On: Nov 27 2012 09:01:33 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 28 2012 08:21:35 PM CST

Rescuers locate a missing couple lost in Joshua Tree National Park late Tuesday night. The pair went missing for three days after embarking on an off-roading trip in Joshua Tree National Park on Sunday.

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -

Rescuers locate a missing couple lost in Joshua Tree National Park late Tuesday night.  The pair went missing for three days after embarking on an off-roading trip in Joshua Tree National Park on Sunday.  

Helen Melnyk,56, and her longtime friend Anatoly "Tony" Nosow, 59, were airlifted to safety late Tuesday night from the east side of the park, just south of the Old Dale Mining District.  Helen's daughter confirmed with Newschannel 3 early Wednesday morning. 

The daughter says she and her mother have already returned home to Lakewood, California and are going to catch up on some sleep.  We will have more on this rescue later on today, so check back for updates.