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Nevada rescue: 5 things
family did right to survive

CNN, by Ed Payne & Sarah Aarthun

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/11/2013 4:31:33 AM

It could have had a much different outcome. A family of six spent two days in the Nevada wilderness in sub-zero temperatures after their Jeep rolled off the side of a dirt road and into a crevice. James Glanton and his girlfriend Christina McIntee huddled with their two children, and her nephew and niece, keeping everyone together and keeping everyone warm. After they were found Tuesday, all six were in stable condition with "no frostbite, just some exposure issues," said Patty Bianchi, the CEO of Pershing General Hospital. Dr. Doug Vacek told reporters they all were doing "very well." So how did this

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Zarin, 12/11/2013 6:13:18 AM     (No. 9649071)

Oh, I am so glad to hear that they are OK. When I heard this the other night I was sure they were goners. They dressed warmly for the snow, had water & had materials to start a fire. The dad heated rocks & put them in the car´s spare tire to keep them warm.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ersatzluci, 12/11/2013 6:20:15 AM     (No. 9649076)

What the adults did wrong, was go there by themselves in the first place. I guess they never heard of the "buddy system." No self respecting offroader ever goes anywhere like that in a single vehicle.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: varkdriver, 12/11/2013 7:24:05 AM     (No. 9649125)

Exactly, #2. As a fellow offroader [Jeep Wrangler TJ] I couldn´t agree more. Or at least giving someone a detailed itinerary of EXACTLY where they were going to be and when. Or taking along a 406MHz emergency beacon as you might on a boat. They did this with CHILDREN?!?! Two idiot adults is one thing, but to endanger children this way is unconscionable.

That said, once the rollover happened, good work on keeping the group together and calm and exercising good survival techniques.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Elvira, 12/11/2013 7:28:50 AM     (No. 9649132)

I read the article and did not see that they were going "off roading". They were going to take the children to play in the snow and slid off the road. They also told family where they were going.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Iconoclast, 12/11/2013 8:19:13 AM     (No. 9649197)

No excuses for these 2 adults. They did a dumb thing, very very lucky no one was more seriously injured. I agree they handled the situation well, but they never should have exposed themselves to that danger.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/11/2013 10:01:43 AM     (No. 9649428)

If they were Libs they would have died in short order. Maybe Libs need to go on long trips into the wastelands and not come back...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/11/2013 10:20:21 AM     (No. 9649478)

Looking at this from another perspective, about to post the male adult used his common sense in attempting to keep his family warm. Now that comments have been made, will just keep fingers still and say So good to find they are home and save.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: varkdriver, 12/11/2013 11:09:24 AM     (No. 9649598)

#4, the Seven Troughs is about 26 miles away from the nearest civilization and I-80 and Lovelock, Nevada. None of the dirt roads are maintained/plowed. Why you would feel you needed to drive through 26 miles of snow to find enough snow to entertain a three-year-old is beyond me.

Plus, the Wrangler is a great vehicle for many things, but has significant limitations, which we Wrangler owners are aware of. I feel that the planning and risk/reward for this excursion were overly risky by a long shot.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: steph_gray, 12/11/2013 1:53:03 PM     (No. 9649817)

I am also very glad they´re safe and give them credit for what they did.

That said - cell phone? No cell phone in the whole group?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tipover, 12/11/2013 4:23:42 PM     (No. 9649994)

Cell service is poor to non-existent in areas such as these. Providers don´t put cell towers where the primary customers are cows, coyotes and prairie dog (with an occasional eagle). Idaho is just as bad in any thinly occupied area.

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