Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

3 Survive Cold Nights After Running Out of Gas.

Byline: Kathryn Holzka For the Journal

TAOS Three missing Taos men dressed only in light jackets and jeans survived three nights in bitter cold over the weekend after their pickup truck ran out of fuel a mile from the Colorado border.

Two of them, brothers Anthony, 27, and Paul Abeyta, 26, suffered severe hypothermia and frostbite, according to Conejos County, Colo., Sheriff Isaac Gallegos.

A companion, Aaron Ortiz, 33, was transferred Tuesday to University Hospital in Albuquerque from Conejos County Hospital.

He was hospitalized in Conejos County after a search party of sheriff's deputies and civilian volunteers found him around 10 p.m. Monday about six miles from the abandoned truck.

The Abeytas were found about 17 miles from the truck around 1:20 a. …

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