Brother, sister and dog rescued after jeep stops running

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CAMP VERDE -- A brother and sister who had gone four-wheeling were rescued on Tuesday after their vehicle stopped running and left them stranded, police said.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said in a press release that Gary L. Wilson, 50, and Darla D. Wilson, 49, told police they had been four-wheeling in an area about two miles north of state route 260 on Monday when their Jeep Cherokee stopped running.

D'Evelyn said the pair called police on a cell phone around 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and police used the GPS coordinates from the phone to help locate and rescue the stranded pair and their dog, Fluffy. The two said they had previously tried to get friends to help them, but the friends were unable to find the pair.

When rescuers reached the two and their dog around 10:30 p.m. that night, D'Evelyn said they had been out of food and water for most of the day. D'Evelyn said Gary Wilson showed signs of dehydration, but his condition quickly improved after he was given water.