NEW ZEALAND (WKOW) -- Two students from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are now talking about their adventure in New Zealand. The two were stranded in the wilderness for nine days.
Alec Brown and Erica Klintworth got stuck during their backpacking trip to the country's hot springs.
They survived by rationing their remaining food and using the springs to stay warm.
During an interview with a New Zealand TV station, Brown downplayed any potential danger they faced.
A search coordinator said if it weren't for the hot springs, the students would have likely died in the sub-zero temperatures in the area.
Brown and Klintworth are expected to return to the U.S. within a week.
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