into the middle of the Andes

On October 13th, 1972, a Uruguayan airplane carrying 45 passengers crashed into the middle of the Andes. Extensive search and rescue operations were launched and supported by authorities in Uruguay, Chile and Argentina, but after ten days with no results the passengers were presumed dead and the search was called off. Then, 70 days after the crash, two bearded and emaciated boys appeared in Chile, coming on foot out of the Andes and declaring themselves to be passengers of the lost plane. A disbelieving world looked on as the boys led rescuers to discover 14 other survivors from the plane who had lived for over two months on the mountain. Their rescue became an instant media sensation and people from all over the world were aflame to know how they had survived for so long in such a hostile environment. How could such a thing happen?

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