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Last members of rescued Nevada family leave hospital


Cathleen Allison / AP

A group of six people arrive at Pershing General Hospital after being lost for two days in the frigid mountains near Lovelock, Nev., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

Group Missing in Nevada Mountains

This Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, photo provided by searcher Lucia Gonzalez shows the vehicle belonging to a family who went missing after a trip to play in the snow near Lovelock, Nev. Launch slideshow »

LOVELOCK — The last of the six family members who were rescued after two days in sub-zero temperatures in Nevada's wilderness have left the hospital with friends and relatives who still can't believe they survived the ordeal.

Dr. Douglas Vacek says the fact none suffered so much as frost bite is "amazing."

James Glanton, his girlfriend Christina McIntee and four young children survived by keeping a fire burning next to their overturned jeep in the mountains near Lovelock about 100 miles northeast of Reno.

McIntee and her daughter were discharged Wednesday. Hospital CEO Patty Bianchi confirms the other four went home Thursday.

McIntee's father Jack Oulette says his grandchildren smelled like smoke when he finally got to hug them. He told KTVN-TV in Reno it was the "best smell I've ever smelled."

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