• Short Summary

    One of two hunters stranded in heavy snow i the mountains of North Dakota for over a month, eventually walked out to safety on Wednesday (20th January).

  • Description

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    Aerial view Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho
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    2.
    GV snow-covered landscape
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    3.
    Aerial view car buried in snow-drift
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    SV car PAN in snow
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    CU survivor, Robert Bailey
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    SV PAN people and helicopter
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    7.
    Aerial view river
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    Aerial view path
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    9.
    GV car buried in snow
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    TRANSCRIPT: BAILEY: "We'd been there for thirty some day and no idea how much longer we were going to be there, without being found... and, I don't know about the "average man, but I don't want to die like that. I want to die on my feet. So, I figured I needed to face death in the car, or walk. Walking I had a better chance than in the car, whether nobody found us or not."




    Initials OJP/PMW/ES.1649 OJP/PMW/PS/1704



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: One of two hunters stranded in heavy snow i the mountains of North Dakota for over a month, eventually walked out to safety on Wednesday (20th January). When rescuers reached his stranded car, his companion was found to have killed himself with a gun... apparently having given up all hope of rescue.

    The two men, Robert Bailey and Joe Conquest, were hunting for deer when their car was stranded in heavy snow on 29th November last. They used the car as a base for a month, surviving on raw venison.

    Searchers looking for the hunters reached within two miles of the car, but failed to find them. Finally Bailey decided to walk, but Conquest... whose feet were frostbitten... stayed behind in the car. When help eventually arrived, Conquest was found with a bullet in his head.

    Interviewed at a local hospital, Bailey described the ordeal.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA755UX4YK5R42HUVBCSN8458XD
    Media URN:
    VLVA755UX4YK5R42HUVBCSN8458XD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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