Sturgis Natives Found Safe and Alive in Philippines

Posted at 10:41 PM, Nov 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-11 05:28:35-05

Carter Brown and Elsa ThomasmaTACLOBAN, Philippines — Carter Brown and Elsa Thomasma have been found safe.  Family tells Fox 17 Brown called around 10:30 Sunday night.

They say a military transport plane rescued both Brown and Thomasma, and they are both alive and safe.

Family says that Brown, 23, and Thomasma, 24, are working on booking flights home within the next 24 to 48 hours, but Thomasma’s mother tells FOX 17 that she does not want to leave, because she wants to check on the people of Cangumbang.

The news comes as new images from the region show the destruction the typhoon left behind.