Rescued Nevada family describes wilderness ordeal

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 11:21 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Family members rescued after spending about 48 hours in the frigid wilderness of northern Nevada last week say they don't think they would've lasted two more days out in the cold.

Christina McIntee told NBC's "Today" show (http://on.today.com/19NcbTa) Monday that it was "rough" seeing search aircraft pass overhead as they waited near their overturned Jeep.

The interview was the first public appearance by McIntee, her boyfriend James Glanton and the four children since their rescue Tuesday. The six were taken to the hospital, but all were released by Thursday. They've previously declined interview requests.

The six had gone to play in the snow north of Lovelock when their Jeep hit a patch of ice and flipped. They started a campfire and rationed food to survive temperatures that dipped well below freezing.