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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Three adults and four children were found hours after being stranded near the dry lakes southwest of Willcox.

A 33-year-old male, his friend and his four children- ages 8, 10, 10 and 11- were reportedly stuck in the dry lake beds when their vehicle broke down Wednesday around 5 p.m., according to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office.

The 33-year-old man reportedly called his wife for assistance around 9 p.m. She called back more than an hour later to report she was lost and her car also broke down. He then left his children and friend to meet her at her vehicle, officials said.

The husband and wife waited until daylight to return to the first vehicle, but no one was at the location. The husband said he and his wife looked for their friend and their four children by following foot tracks that led to the power plant. Instead, they ended up near the railroad tracks.

A search and rescue team deployed around 6:30 p.m., which called for assistance from an Arizona Department of Public Safety Ranger helicopter, United States Customs and Border Protection air support and an Arizona Department of Corrections dog chase team.

Union Pacific Railroad officials reported that they saw a man and woman who seemed to be in distress by the tracks around 10 p.m. The couple was located around 10:40 p.m. and transported to a Willcox mobile command post where they refused medical treatment.

CBP officials located the friend and four children just before 3 a.m. and a DPS helicopter airlifted them to the command post where they were determined to be in good health.

All units cleared the area by 5 a.m.

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All units cleared the area by 5 a.m.

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