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MESA COUNTY, Colo. — A family of three who did not return from a hike on Grand Mesa and were reported missing Thursday were found safe Friday, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said.

Officials said woman and her daughters were uninjured, though they did not elaborate on the family’s brief disappearance.

Marshia (Marsha) Peterson, 40, her 10-year-old daughter Signe (Sig-nee) and  8-year-old daughter Zophie (Zoe) were last seen about 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Flowing Park Overlook.

The three were believed to be hiking at the Mesa Top trailhead. When they didn’t return, family members called 911.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Mesa County Search and Rescue ground and ATV teams, rescue dogs and a state multimission aircraft.