December 10th, 2013
10:16 PM ET

How did a family of six survive for days stranded in the bitter cold?

It was a tragedy averted. A family's Jeep skids off the road in a mountainous area of Nevada leaving them stranded in near arctic conditions. It took two days for a volunteer using binoculars to spot them. The two adults and four children were found to be doing well. How is this possible? Stephanie Elam has the latest on this miraculous rescue.

Chris Montes spotted the missing family and helped rescue them. 


Joseph Teti is a co-star of Discovery Channel's "Dual Survival" and says this family survived because they did not panic.

Major Justin Ogden of the Civil Air Patrol tells John Berman how a cell phone signal helped narrow the search area for this missing family.

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  1. Derick

    Lol I just moved to northwest Nevada to work out here at a ski resort, I was practilly in that cold all day even late at night I was in that cold riding my bike through the snow while it was snowing at like -12° first time I was in weather that cold & I was fine it wasn't even that cold, there was no wind just dry cold they would have been fine just staying in the car with there close on, its really not surprising they survived. The news is turning this into a way bigger thing than it should be.

    December 11, 2013 at 8:40 am |

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