"I Thought We Were Dead"

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POSTED: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 8:09pm

Father and son snowmobilers from Michigan become stranded in wilderness and walk 22 hours in bitter cold and heavy snow to get help. Sarah Blakely reports.

(WLUC) Benjamin Jenney and his son, Benjamin Jenney, junior or "B.J.," were at their family cabin in White Pine, Michigan for a fun weekend, snowmobiling around the Porcupine Mountains.

For almost 15 years, the Jenneys have made the trek from Albertville, Minnesota to the Silver City area, and their weekend started out as normal, riding all day Friday and Saturday.

"It was just another weekend; me and him were coming up riding," said B.J. "Nobody else could come with us, so we were just going to go ride ourselves."

But what started as a fun weekend, turned nearly deadly for the father and son.

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