LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — Searchers in north-central Washington have found an elderly Dutch couple in good health on a remote dirt road after they got a flat tire and ran out of gas.
Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett says 82-year-old Jan Mulders and 81-year-old Bertha Imelman were on foot when searchers found them about 1 p.m. Thursday near Entiat, more than 20 miles from where they were last seen Wednesday and nowhere near their intended destination. They say they spent the night in their car and started walking out to seek help about 8 a.m.
In the area to visit their son, the couple were reported overdue after they failed to return Wednesday from what was supposed to be a short sightseeing drive. People who saw them Wednesday provided clues on their possible route.
Burnett says the couple had just one bottle of water to share, no food and no cell phone.