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LOST OVERNIGHT IN CATSKILLS, FATHER, 3 CHILDREN FOUND SAFE

A father and three children who were lost overnight in the Catskill Mountains were found Monday.

Michael Murray, 43, of Saugerties took his daughters, Shannon, 12, Alyson, 10, and son, Devon, 6, for a hike near Hunter Mountain Sunday afternoon.

When they didn't arrive back home in New Paltz a few hours later, Pamela Murray called police about her family. Police found Murray's car Sunday night and set out with forest rangers Monday morning, according to a Department of Environmental Conservation spokeswoman.

Murray said he built a fire and the four slept on beds of leaves during the rainy night with temperatures in the 40s.

The hikers were found walking down a snowmobile trail at about 10:30 a.m. Authorities said they were in good condition.

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