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Tue Feb 18, 2020, 07:59 AM

A boy and his 3 cousins went missing after a blizzard in rural Alaska.

From https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/10/us/alaska-missing-children-blizzard-rescued/index.html
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A boy and his 3 cousins went missing after a blizzard in rural Alaska. They dug a hole to survive

By Darran Simon, CNN

Updated 7:17 AM ET, Tue February 11, 2020

(CNN)A 7-year-old Alaska boy who went missing with his cousins after a blizzard said they survived by digging a hole to sleep.

Ethan Camille, 7, and his cousins, Christopher Johnson, 14; Frank Johnson, 8; and Trey Camille, 2, went missing last week during a snow-machine ride in rural Alaska. They spent the night together before they were rescued the next day about 20 miles outside the village of Nunam Iqua on Alaska's west coast.

From his hospital bed at the Alaska Native Medical Center, Ethan recounted how he and his cousins tried to survive. Ethan's mother said the boys' focus was on protecting Trey.

"First, we were trying to find a way home, and we got cold," Ethan told CNN affiliate KTVA last week.

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dewsgirl Feb 2020 #1
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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 08:29 AM

1. Yikes, I wouldn't allow boys that age to take care of a two

year old, under the best of conditions....thank God this worked out.

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Tue Feb 18, 2020, 08:54 AM

2. I know it is Alaska, but especially Alaska--who the hell would let boys go out with a TWO YEAR OLD!

Damn.

I am grateful the boys were responsible enough to try to protect him, but they were children themselves.

Still, I'm very glad they are well.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 10:32 AM

3. When I was in first grade in Montana back in 1955, we got frequent films and presentations

dealing with how to survive a forest fire and other topics. Good for these kids who obviously have
more sense than their parents!

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