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12:25 PM Tue, Nov. 20th

Deputies rescue stranded couple

A Peoria couple stranded on a remote Yavapai County forest road is safe after using a satellite rescue beacon to get help.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Karl Bentz said that Ken and Quinn Golash of Peoria, both in their 60s, became stuck on forest roads 711 and 132 southwest of Crown King overnight because of bad weather. They turned on a personal rescue beacon they kept in their car.

The U.S. Air Force Rescue Coordination Center picked up the signal. An Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter picked them up and flew them to a forest patrol deputy waiting with a car farther south on Forest Road 711 Monday morning. The sheriff's press release said the couple was in good condition after the rescue.

Bentz said the couple used good judgment in setting off the alarm. The signal was highly accurate and led rescuers to the couple.

Contact the reporter at jtwaddell@prescottaz.com