NEAR SHELTON, Wash. — Authorities say a hunter spotted a family walking down a remote road two days after their van broke down leaving them stranded.
According to the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, the family — Jason McAlister, 33, and Melissa McAlister, 27, and their two youngest girls, Lauren and Nadie — was found safe Thursday morning near Matlock.
Deputies say the family left their Montesano home Tuesday morning to go sightseeing. As they were driving down a logging road in Mason County they noticed a tree down and stopped. As they tried to drive around it, their van got stuck.
The family had enough water and shelter to get through the night. On Wednesday, they started to walk out but became turned around and decided to return to the van for another night.
The father spoke to Q13 News reporter Adam Mertz late Thursday morning:
Deputies say on Wednesday morning, they decided to …