A woman and her two young daughters, who along with the woman's husband have been missing for nine days in the mountains of Oregon, have been found alive and were being taken to a hospitial, police said today.
The man, James Kim, was still missing, however, police said.
Kim, a 35-year-old technology writer, his wife and their 4-year-old and 7-month-old daughters dropped out of sight nine days ago while they were driving through a remote part of southwestern Oregon.
Searchers in a helicopter saw James Kim's wife Kati, at around 1:45 p.m. PT, and her two daughters were with her.
Kati Kim, along with Penelope, 4, and young Sabine, were taken by helicopter to a hospital in Grants Pass, police said.
Driving Through Bad Weather
The family of four was returning from a Thanksgiving road trip from their home in San Francisco to Seattle, and were driving through Oregon when they disappeared.
Their last-known phone call was to an oceanfront lodge a week ago during terrible weather.
Kim's wife, Kati, called to say they would be late.
"Kati called, said they were gonna press on, and yes, they would be here," said Terri Stone, the innkeeper of the lodge.
They never arrived.
Police, with help from friends of the family, focused their search on an area near a Denny's restaurant in the small town of Roseburg, Ore., where the family had last used their credit card.
Friends even rented a helicopter to search the vast forest filled with windy roads, rugged terrain and often spotty cell phone service.