A California man who got stranded in Joshua Tree National Park for 40 hours is already looking forward to his next hike.
Robert Ringo was hiking near Quail Mountain when he fell and broke his leg. Crying out for help, Ringo started recording his near-death experience.
“I started trying to at least turnover so I could get onto my back,” he told the affiliate. “And when I did, it was just unbelievable pain.”
Ringo, who had shared his location with his son before he left, knew there wouldn’t be service in the mountains. “That’s just something that I always do,” he said.
He brought two liters of water with him, but that was no match for the desert heat. Temperatures at the nearest weather station had highs in the 90’s.
In the video, Ringo calls for help and says, “It’s the first time in my life I’ve ever experienced no saliva.”
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