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Littleton Man, 76, Survives After Being Stranded In Nevada For 10 Days

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Colorado man survived 10 days in the remote Nevada desert by melting snow and using skills he learned as a Boy Scout, but his friend he was traveling with has been found dead.

Pershing County Sheriff Richard Machado says 76-year-old James Klemovich, of Littleton, was in good health near his vehicle when he was found Tuesday by military personnel holding training exercises in the area.

They found 75-year-old Lovelock, Nev., resident Laszlo Szabo dead about a mile and a half away from the Lincoln Town Car.

james klemovich Littleton Man, 76, Survives After Being Stranded In Nevada For 10 Days

James Klemovich (credit: Pershing Co. Sheriff)

Machado says the two had been exploring mining interests, but got lost on March 18.

They were reported missing by family members who hadn’t heard from them in several days.

Officials say Klemovich was treated and released from a hospital in Fallon, Nev.

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