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Mother walks 48 kms to save stranded family

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Dec 28, 2016, 10:16 am IST
Updated : Dec 28, 2016, 10:29 am IST

Karen Klein had to walk after her family was stuck in a small walking path

Karen decided to go find help and had to walk 48 kilometres before she could flag down a car that would help the stranded family. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Karen decided to go find help and had to walk 48 kilometres before she could flag down a car that would help the stranded family. (Photo: Pixabay)

Friends are always around but you know you can depend on family even in a hopeless situation. A similar incident occurred recently when a mother walked as long as it would take to get her family help.

Karen Klein walked 48 kilometres to flag down a car to help, after her family got lost close to the Grand Canyon. Karen was travelling along with her husband Eric Klein and 10-year-old son Isaac when the incident happened.  Eric couldn’t get the job done as he had recently broken his back and the family had wound up on a small path that was difficult to get out of.

According to an interview with Good Morning America, Karen walked 10 miles (16 kms) through three feet deep snow before she realised the main highway was closed; she then walked through a park entrance that was 14 miles away.  After it became dark she forced herself to stay awake by eating twigs from an aspen tree and drinked melted snow. The mother said her primary instinct was to save her family – her son and husband.

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