How to survive a subzero stranding

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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:00 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) - More than 200 rescuers feared for the worst when a couple and four children vanished this week in the bitterly cold Nevada wilderness. But two days after their ill-fated trip to play in the snow Sunday, the family was found in good condition. By Wednesday, the mother and a child were released from the hospital.

Authorities said the family survived temperatures of 16 degrees below zero with warm clothes and ingenuity - they started a campfire and warmed rocks to capture heat.

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