Missing hunter and teen daughter rescued in Idaho

AP News
Posted: Oct 28, 2010 2:36 PM
Missing hunter and teen daughter rescued in Idaho

A helicopter crew plucked a hunter and his 14-year-old daughter from a mountainous and remote area of northern Idaho Thursday morning after the pair had been missing for three days following a snowstorm.

A spokesman at the Fairchild Air Force Base's 36th Rescue Flight in Spokane, Wash., says 37-year-old Matthew Gering and his daughter, Kia, of Post Falls, were not injured.

They were hoisted to the chopper in a basket and flown to a command post in Avery.

Staff Sgt. J.G. Buzanowski says the two were rescued in a rugged area where two feet of snow had fallen Monday night.

Authorities say Gering and his daughter went hunting Monday and were supposed to contact relatives in Post Falls that evening but did not.