2 hikers who went missing in Northern California found alive

Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin, both in their 70s, had been missing for a week.
1:19 | 02/23/20

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Back now with the couple disappearing on a hiking getaway, lost for a week. Officials thought they were dead. Tonight, they're alive. Reporter: An incredible story of survival and the dramatic rescue tonight in northern California. Two amateur hikers in their 70s, missing for a week were found alive this afternoon in a remote area known as shell beach. The couple left for a like on Valentine's day. When they didn't make it back for Saturday checkout, the owner of their airbnb called police. Despite a search with temps in the 30s, the search shifted into rover missions. It took us a long time to move a short distance because it was so thick. Reporter: Police say the couple was found with no jackets and survived off a nearby the couple attempted to find help but was unable. In speaking with the family members, I think we've come to the conclusion survival is a miracle. Reporter: The sheriffs office tweeting today, "We've found Carol and Ian alive. We are working to extract them from the area. They were like, thank god you found us. We are so happy. Reporter: Rescuers say they found the couple after hearing their desperate cries for help. In an example of how unprepared they were they were found

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