Two found safe after overnight search and rescue mission

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- A 31-year-old man and his young daughter were found safe after they got lost on the Monument. The search lasted overnight and multiple agencies pitched in to find the two.

Now, the Mesa County Sheriff's Office reminding you how important it is to be prepared when you're out exploring. Perhaps most importantly is letting someone know where you will be and when you should be back.

"The weather is beautiful right now, everybody wants to get outside and enjoy everything that Mesa County has to offer but we want people to take a minute and to let people know just exactly where you're going to be," Megan Terlecky, a spokesperson for the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, said.

Especially right now, making sure you're ready to spend the night in the elements could make all the difference. It's important that you have clothes, water, food and the ability to call for help.

"I think the most important stuff is having plenty of water," Jackson Hill, a mountain biker, said. "I always have a snack because when I'm hungry I'm not doing so good."

As a last tip, the Mesa County Sheriff's office wants to remind folks that search and rescue is a free service here in the county. If you get lost stop where you're at, and call for help.

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