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Hope still flickers for man missing 7 weeks

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first_imgELKO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies searching for the husband of a Canadian woman who survived for seven weeks on water and trail mix in their stranded van in remote mountains near the Nevada-Idaho line were holding out hope against all odds Saturday that he, too, somehow could still be alive.Rita Chretien, 56, told investigators the last she saw Albert Chretien, 59, was on March 22 when he set off for help on foot with a GPS unit just a few days after they got stuck in the mud on a national forest road in extreme northern Elko County, Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts said.While it seemed unlikely he could have survived all this time, sheriff’s Detective James Carpenter said crews weren’t ready to turn the rescue mission into a recovery operation.“I want to wait to see what they come up with,” Carpenter said. “It’s pretty nasty up there and there’s no communication.”Deputies from Nevada and Idaho’s Owyhee County continued searching the rugged river canyons and snowy mountainsides about 10 miles northeast of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Jarbidge Wilderness Area.last_img read more