Family Rescued After Getting Stranded in Snow Near Grand Canyon

The mom had walked 28 miles before being found by deputies

ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4 News) A family of three, who had separated to find help, was rescued after having been stuck near the Grand Canyon since Thursday.
Kane County Sheriff's Office searchers located 47-year-old Karen Klein at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon after she had walked nearly 26 miles since in search of help for herself, husband and son, whose vehicle had become stuck on a closed forest service road.
After Karen Klein had left her family and didn't return, her husband and son climbed to higher ground and was able to get cellular phone service and call for help. Deputies responded and rescued Mr. Klein and his son on Friday.
A missing person's report was issued for Karen Klein and a search was initiated. A Kane County helicopter, along with search and rescue snowmobiles and ground teams continued to look for her around the DeMotte Park area, 10-12 miles south of Jacob Lake.  
Weather was an issue and snow had fallen since Karen Klein first left on foot to seek help but deputies were able to locate tracks they believed belonged to her. With the help of Coconino County Sheriff's Office searchers, Karen Klein was found at the gate of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon where she made entrance into a guard shack that had been closed for the season.
Karen Klein was treated on scene by rescuers and transported to Kane County Hospital in Kanab before being transferred to the hospital in St. George, UT for further treatment.
Both her husband and son were treated for frostbite at a local hospital. 

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