Friday, June 22, 2018

Stranded man survives 10 days on snow; friend dies

LAS VEGAS — A 76-year-old diabetic Colorado man survived 10 days in the remote Nevada desert by melting snow and using skills he learned as a Boy Scout, but a friend who was with him and ventured away to get help died.

James Klemovich and Laszlo Szabo, 75, went to scope out some mines when their car became stuck on a lonely road with no cell phone service, Klemovich's wife, Joanne, said Thursday.

The men tried unsuccessfully to dislodge the car, and lit flares and started fires in hopes somebody would see them.

They used a towel to strain ditch water and snow into water bottles, but, after four or five days, Szabo left to get help.

Joanne Klemovich was expecting the worst when authorities called Tuesday night to say her husband had been found by military personnel who were holding training exercises in the area.

"I thought it was bad news, but it was very good news," she said by telephone from the couple's home in Littleton, Colo.

James Klemovich has diabetes, wears a pacemaker and had a triple bypass heart surgery, his wife said.

Szabo, of Lovelock, Nev., was found dead about 1 1/2 miles away. An autopsy is being performed.

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