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Lucky To Be Alive

Injured, Stranded Crash Victim Insulates Himself With Newspapers Overnight To Survive Frigid Cold

 

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Chad Cook's "good survival sense" helped keep the Kimball man alive after his rollover accident and night in the cold, Sheriff Harry Gillway says.

A local man survived low double-digit temperatures overnight after using newspapers to insulate himself following a rollover accident last Thursday afternoon, Feb. 28.

Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway said the driver, Chad Cook of Kimball, stated that he was driving back to Kimball at approximately 3 p.m. when his steering locked up and he lost control, which resulted with Cook rolling his vehicle.

"He is lucky to be alive, and thank God he had good survival sense," Gillway said.

According to Gillway, after the accident Cook was unable to walk due to injuries and could not find his cel...



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