Teen trapped in snowy Utah mountains for 30 hours feels ‘very lucky’ to be alive

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“A California teenager who survived nearly 30 hours alone in the snowy Utah mountains said Wednesday he kept himself awake with phone alarms, built a snow cave for shelter and held a special beaded bracelet to keep his hopes up.

Nicolas Stacy-Alcantara, 17, of Fresno, was visiting Utah to see an ex-girlfriend and decided to go for a day-long hike in relatively mild weather last week, he said.

‘I love hiking, it kind of clears my head,’ he said. The teen took an Uber up a canyon east of Salt Lake City, bringing six peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and 40 ounces of water with him. He planned to be out all day and make it back in time for dinner.”

View the whole story here: https://www.today.com/news/teen-trapped-snowy-utah-mountains-30-hours-survives-t171548

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