EL PASO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A family from Texas is safe after being stranded for more than 24 hours in the mountains of southwestern Colorado, authorities said.
San Miguel County sheriff’s officials said in a statement the couple in their 30s and their 12-year-old daughter were driving a rental truck from El Paso to deliver furniture to Norwood.READ MORE: Fight Between Brothers Ends With 1 Shot, Critically Injured And 1 Arrested In Alvarado Friday Night
The man told authorities they became stuck in snow Monday morning after relying on a GPS for their route through the San Juan National Forest. They ran the engine and covered themselves in furniture blankets overnight.READ MORE: 'I'm Afraid We're Going To See A Surge Of Violence' Says Texas Criminologist Following Recent Mass Shootings
They tried to walk out Tuesday morning when they were spotted by an aircraft.MORE NEWS: Texas Grand Jury To Consider Charges In Shooting Death Of Protester Garrett Foster Last Summer
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