Family survive in -26C wilderness after car overturns
A COUPLE and four children missing in Nevada's rugged mountains in freezing temperatures have been found alive in their overturned car. James Glanton (34) and his girlfriend, Christina McIntee (25) kept their two children, a niece and a nephew alive by burning a spare tyre and heating up stones to fight off the cold.
The couple and the children, who are aged between three and 10, emerged from the wilderness in good spirits with no trace of the frostbite that the authorities had feared they would suffer.
The couple had set off into the mountains near Lovelock in Nevada on Sunday to play in the snow.
During the afternoon, their four-wheel-drive vehicle slipped off the road and overturned, leaving them stranded as temperatures fell to -26C.
Search parties were able to use traces of the signal from Ms McIntee's mobile phone to narrow the search area.
On Tuesday morning, a volunteer spotted a glimpse of the car through binoculars. They had no extra blankets or clothes, but heating stones and putting them in the car kept them warm enough to survive. (© Daily Telegraph, London)