Thursday, February 16, 2012

Girl Scout Cookies Help Save Lives

Fox News reports that Girl Scout Cookies helped save the lives of a California couple missing since Monday. The couple was found Wednesday afternoon in their car, which had gotten stuck in snow.

Mark Schroeder and Janette DeGrace of Sacramento were out sightseeing in Placer County, California, when they traveled down a remote road that had not been plowed and their car got stuck in snow.

A friend says Schroeder hiked about 6 miles in 2-foot deep snow to find cellphone reception, with his cellphone almost dead and no charger. Miraculously, he was able to get to high enough ground to call 911. The couple was rescued soon after.

The couple survived by turning on their car every 30 minutes for warmth. They rationed out peanuts and Girl Scout cookies and melted snow for drinking water.