Skip to comments.Arizona Student Survives Trapped in a Blizzard for 10 Days
Posted on 12/25/2011 6:51:49 AM PST by SJackson
After 10 days trapped alone in her Toyota Corolla in freezing temperatures deep in a secluded mountain range, an Arizona woman is recovering at a Flagstaff Medical Center after being rescued from her ordeal.
Lauren Weinberg, an Arizona State University student, survived on two candy bars and melted snow for water after her car became stuck in snow outside a forest gate near a line of cliffs with no one around for miles. The 23-year-old sat in the car without a heavy coat or blanket for nearly a week and a half as another snow storm dumped more than two feet of snow around her.
"She did not have a lot in the way of provisions, she did not have a lot in the way of warm clothing," police told ABC News. "She had a cell phone with her. She told us that she couldn't use it because the battery was dead, and then I guess at some point because of the cold it became completely disabled."
Weinberg had last been seen leaving her mother's house in Phoenix on the night of Dec. 11. She drove four hours toward Arizona's Mogollon Rim when a gate blocked her from traveling any farther. It was when she attempted to turn her car around that she became stuck.
Lauren Weinberg, 23, survived for several days on two candy bars and melted snow after her vehicle got stuck in the snow in east-central Ariz. Student Survives 10 Days in Snow Watch Video
Park rangers found her on Wednesday about 45 miles southeast of Winslow, according to Coconino County sheriff's spokesman Gerry Blair.
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So why was she out there in the middle of no where for? Article doesn’t say.
Pics and video...
On her way to an "Occupy" the national park demonstration?
Probably because Az is beautiful in winter.
That is my favorite time of year to hike there.
Ama amazed that people do not have emergency supplies in their car.
On the same note, Oregon seems to specialize in lost motorists on MT roads closed for the season, meaning you don’t get found for months.
If you don’t check the weather, and don’t carry a food bag and cold wx bag, you could be in deep stuff traveling in the winter, even on the Interstate system.
Lucky young lady, or her guardian angel was on the job.
Wait..this was a student? That explains it!
You’d think at least she’d have charged her phone up.
If I were going into back country like that then yeah I’d have some extra stuff. It’s not like you are going to the local park for a walk.
Obligatory ham radio plug. HF radio can raise others hundreds or thousands of miles away. Even if the only person you can reach is in NY, that person can call AZ and call for help. The stranded person having a GPS would also be helpful, then being able to report accurate position to rescuers. A few cans of beans would be nice, too.
I keep three sled dogs in the trunk.
Well, that takes care of the food problem.
But she had a Toyota! So back country roads are nothing, nothing. And it won’t snow till she’s back home in the Valley of Smog.
Or summer. She also had not water. I wouldn’t entirely blame it on being a student, plenty of students do fine, plenty of adults make the same mistakes.
“I been standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see. It’s a girl, my lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin’ down to take a look at me.
Come on baby, don’t say maybe. I got to know if your sweet love is gonna save me.”
You’re right....she didn’t make it snow so it’s not all her fault..
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