5 children, 2 adults on their way home after a long night stuck in mountains


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Five children and two adults became stuck in Wolverine Canyon Sunday evening. | Courtesy photo

BINGHAM COUNTY — Five children and two adults are now safely on their way home after becoming stuck in Wolverine Canyon.

Jorge Rivas-Liborio, Denise Mickelsen and five children went missing in Wolverine Sunday around 3 p.m. The children range in ages from 6 to 12 years old.

“We had pinged the phone but it did not give us much information on a location,” Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland told EastIdahoNews.com.

Crews searched for the group several hours Sunday but did not have any luck.

On Monday morning, an EastIdahoNews.com reporter was speaking with Shanelle Elmer, the mother of three of the children, when she received a call from Rivas-Liborio saying they had gotten stuck in the snow but were on their way out.

“We just contacted them and they are driving out,” Rowland confirmed, putting an end to a long, cold night.