Friday, March 30, 2012

76 Year-Old Man Survives Ten Days In Nevada Desert

Stranded man survives 10 days on snow and ditch water; friend dies

Mar 29 2012 07:22PM CST

MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press

In this Aug. 11, 2011 photo provided by Julie Good is James Klemovich who was recently found after being stranded in a Nevada desert. The Littleton, Colorado man survived 10 days in the remote Nevada desert by melting snow and using skills he learned as a Boy Scout, but the Lovelock, Nev., man he was traveling with has been found dead. Pershing County Sheriff Richard Machado says 76-year-old Klemovich was in good health near his vehicle when he was found Tuesday by military personnel holding training exercises in the area. (AP Photo/Julie Good)

James Klemovich has diabetes, wears a pacemaker and had a triple bypass heart surgery, his wife said.

When the military personnel found Klemovich, they gave him a banana, two oranges and three boiled eggs.

Szabo, of Lovelock, Nev., was found dead about a mile and a half away. An autopsy is being performed.

James Klemovich is still in Nevada, waiting for the car to be recovered before returning home. He was treated and released from a hospital.

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