Minnesota man, girlfriend survive 9 days in New Zealand bush

Alec Brown, of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, and his girlfriend Erica Klintworth are safe after being trapped in the New Zealand wilderness by a snowstorm. The Associated Press reports the two students, on a foreign study program in New Zealand with University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, planned to hike and camp when heavy rains and a snowstorm prevented the couple from being able to cross a river and return. Their nine-day ordeal finally ended Monday when Alec and Erica, both 21, met up with members of a search team Monday.
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Alec Brown, of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, and his girlfriend Erica Klintworth are safe after being trapped in the New Zealand wilderness by a snowstorm. The Associated Press reports the two students, on a foreign study program in New Zealand with University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, planned to hike and camp when heavy rains and a snowstorm prevented the couple from being able to cross a river and return. Their nine-day ordeal finally ended Monday when Alec and Erica, both 21, met up with members of a search team Monday.

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