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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-11 03:50 AM
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Stranded Ariz. student, Texas family rescued
Source: AP via CBS

A college student was released from the hospital Thursday after surviving what she said was a nine-day ordeal of being stuck in her car in the snow with no heavy coat, blankets or gloves and only two candy bars for food.

Authorities are still not clear about why 23-year-old Lauren Weinberg drove to the desolate mountain area of Arizona during finals week at Arizona State University before she was rescued Wednesday.

She was less than a mile from a ranch and in an area that had cell phone service. She told authorities her phone wasn't working, and her car could not be seen from the ranch, where workers plowed through 10 inches of snow to get her out. <snip>

It was one of two snow rescues in the Southwest on Wednesday. A Texas family found themselves struggling to breathe after nearly two days in their SUV after it was buried under 4 feet of snow and ice on a rural New Mexico highway.


Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57347516/stranded-a...
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-11 04:38 AM
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1. Whoa! Incredible.......nt
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-11 11:58 AM
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3. Little fishy, needed more time for finals?
:)
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-11 09:56 AM
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2. New Mexico may be in for another incredible winter, below zero temperatures, etc.
Edited on Fri Dec-23-11 09:58 AM by freshwest
I've driven behind snow plows in the mountains of Arizona before. I'm wondering if this family got off road in the Cloudcroft area, which I drove through a couple of years ago. It was very cold and snowing, even in May. I'm glad these stories had good outcomes.
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