December 11th, 2013
03:13 AM ET

Nevada rescue: 5 things family did to survive

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 family manage to survive two days when others may not have been so lucky? Here are five things the family did right.


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  1. dazzle ©

    I'm very glad this family was found. However, who in their right mind would take their family and venture out into the freezing cold elements.

    December 11, 2013 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Pretty much everyone who lives somewhere where it gets cold?

      December 12, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I am glad they were found. It sounds as if they did all the right things to survive.

    December 11, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    A lesson for others attempting adventure.

    December 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol @ dazzle, its perfectly natural for children from the colder northern states to play outdoors. Not so natural for them to be in an auto accident so far away from civilization tho.

    December 11, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    When i was a kid we had snow drifts that reached our upstairs bedroom windows. We used them for a slide lol.

    December 11, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    And @ Jess, the family was rescued already.

    December 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Theodore

    It's good they were safely rescued and grizzly bears or mooses didn't eat them. Where I live moose attack and eat people on a regular basis. Mooses are way dangerous.

    December 11, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Oleg

    They were very lucky they weren't eaten by mooses.

    December 11, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |