February 7, 2008 in Nation/World

Snowplow driver spots missing pair

Associated Press The Spokesman-Review

CEDAR CITY, Utah – A couple trapped for 11 days in heavy snow was rescued Wednesday when a snowplow driver clearing a remote canyon road found them attempting a desperate hike to safety.

Thomas and Tamitha Garner left their stranded pickup Monday after their food ran out, and survived the overnight cold by starting fires with matches and a can of carburetor cleaner.

The couple had hiked 15 to 20 miles by the time the snowplow driver found them about 60 miles west of Cedar City in southwestern Utah.

The couple were on a trip to photograph wild horses.

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