JOSHUA TREE, Calif.—A Southern California couple has been found safe after being stranded with three flat tires in the high desert's Joshua Tree National Park.

KNX radio in Los Angeles says the couple was found early Wednesday.

The families of Helen Melnyk of Lakewood and Tony Nosow of Landers say the couple never returned from a backcountry drive in Nosow's 4-wheel-drive Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.

An air and ground search Monday and Tuesday by rangers and the California Highway Patrol failed to find the couple or the pickup.


Information from: KNX-AM,