Mitkova and Morganstein spent five days walking in the desert without food and with little water.
“In order [to] conserve their water they also drank their own urine,” Gonzales’ email states. “They saw helicopters flying, and actually were able to light a fire to get attention but no one was able to see them.”
The couple is said to have walked to a cellphone tower, where they saw maintenance workers who contacted the Border Patrol.
Mitkova “said that they were nearly dead, exhausted, dehydrated and thought that they were gonna die and then they ran into someone,” said Gonzales’ email, citing Mitkova’s cousin.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Story of Survival in the Desert