Family missing near McLure now safe at home after search

An extensive backcountry search was instigated last Monday in the McLure area

An extensive backcountry search was instigated last Monday in the McLure area after a family of four did not return home as expected.

Kamloops Search and Rescue was deployed, and search manager Alan Hobler reported that the family, which  included two children, was believed to have gone offroading in the area on Sunday.  They were expected to return home to Kamloops that afternoon but did not show up.

Apparently the search was begun after RCMP heard a single ping from a cellphone tower.

Hobler reported the family was back home on Monday, but provided no details.