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Father of Rescued Pershing County Mother Speaks Out

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"This is what he kept them warm with. This is the rocks."

Jay Glanton used his overturned Jeep to heat rocks inside the pipe and placed them inside the truck to heat his family.

"He knew what he was doing. He did a good job. I'm proud of him because that's my grandkids and my daughter."

Glanton built a campfire to get his family through two nights of sub-zero temperatures, sometimes reaching 20-below.

"He did great. He took the spare tire off and burnt it. You can see it melted pretty nice."

A group of 10 guys came back to the place where Ouelette's daughter and four grandkids were found Tuesday morning.

They were able to flip the Jeep back onto its wheels and get it started. A small victory compared to the one yesterday, when all six people arrived safely at Pershing General Hospital.

"I got to hug Tate. Then here comes my little grandaughter around the side of the ambulance. Chloe. 'Papa, Papa', she said."

Of course, two nights around a campfire will take it's toll.

"All they smelled like was smoke. They were all sutted up. I said 'This is the best smell I've ever smelled.'"

The family ocntinues to recover from exposure and dehydration. None have frostbite.

Doctors say they are in great health considering what they went through.

"I'm ecstatic. I personally know some members of this family and it's amazing how well they did."

Murphy-Denmark says the whole family is doing great, especially the kids, who she says are active and happy.

"Usually, families are not as resourceful as this family and they don't resort to the measures that they did to stay warm. The children, when they came in had normal temperatures."

Some of the four remaining family members could be released from the hospital later Wednesday. If not, it's likely that they will all be back at home by Thursday morning.

Written by Paul Nelson

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