PREVIEW: Snowy Range Survivors


A Story Of Survival will air at 10 p.m. Tuesday. 

KELOLAND’s Don Jorgensen has a preview of an incredible story he’s been working on about those four South Dakota snowmobilers who got lost and stranded in the snowy mountains of Wyoming over Christmas.

Don Jorgensen: It’s been a month since they were rescued and tonight on KELOLAND News at 6, we hear from one of the men who were part of the search and rescue. He talks about how lucky these men are to be alive. 

Don Jorgensen:  Then at 10, a story you don’t want to miss as we catch up with three of the snowmobilers as they talk about how they were able to survive for four days in the wilderness with very little food or water. 

“By day three that was the end of our food, we split a little bit of jerky four ways, it was running thin,” Miah Christensen said.  

“Every once in awhile you’d think about the bad scenarios, what would happen if no one would find us,” Cole Christensen said.  

“The para chord really helped out, we strung it between some trees to help create our shelter, we used some evergreen trees we used those to build up a like a wall and a roof and on top of that we dug in the snow, the snow is knee deep where we decided to camp, so we dug down to the base to create kind of a bowl and kind of create a wind block to help us survive,” Zach Christensen said. 

Don Jorgensen: From campfires to melting snow for water to building a life saving shelter we’re going to give you an idea of what theses guys had to do to survive and they were found. 

Snowy Range Survivors is Tuesday’s Eye on KELOLAND. 

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