Transcript for Couple Stranded in Snow Wrote Goodbye Letters
miraculous survival story. A couple lost for six days in yellowstone national park. Their car stuck in heavy snow. Abc's alex perez has the story. Reporter: This morning, mark and christine wattke are holding on tight, after thinking they would never see their loved ones again. Seeing our family and friends again, that's what kept us alive out there. Reporter: Their bone-chilling ORDEAL BEGAN OCTOBER 28th, WHEN They left yellowstone national park, en route to miles city, montana. The gps directed them to a snowy stretch of highway. But it was closed, due to the treacherous conditions. We never saw any road closed signs. We never saw any barricades. It went from snow to drifts. Reporter: Their car got stuck. They tried sand, tree limbs, anything to get the tires traction. But nothing worked. Temperatures plummeted below zero. I was unpacking everything in our suitcases. And piling them on. With eight pieces of bread. And half a jar of jelly. And eight packets of oatmeal. Reporter: Convinced they would not survive, they wrote letters to their friends and families. I wrote to them what they meant to me. And just letting them know that I loved them. Reporter: On monday, ranger troy barrett ventured out in his snowmobile in search of the missing couple. His wife had read about them on facebook. Yes, yes. Reporter: This morning, back home in wisconsin. Out of the cold, and feeling the warmth. For "good morning america," alex perez, abc news, chicago.
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