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Members of missing Oregon family rescued from snowbound RV

(Medford, Oregon-AP) March 21, 2006 - Six family members missing for more than two weeks in a remote, snowy section of Oregon have been found alive.

Sheriff's deputies in Roseburg say Pete Stivers and his wife walked to safety from their snowbound RV.

An emergency medical technician was then helicoptered to the vehicle, to help the couple's two children and Pete Stivers' mother and stepfather.

Douglas County Sheriff's Sergeant David Marshall says the four were taken back down the mountain in vehicles called snow cats.

The Stivers set off from their Ashland home March fourth. He says they told deputies they had plenty of food and propane in their 35-foot RV and even saw TV reports about the search for them.

When the search was canceled, the younger couple hiked out, which took about 24 hours.

Posted 9:56pm by Chantelle Janelle

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