Panguitch • A Utah father said Monday that emergency preparation helped save the lives of his two young sons when a 3-hour hike turned into a dayslong ordeal after he became trapped between tight canyon walls.
Jason Knight, of Payson, Utah, was stranded for three days after getting stuck in a crevasse Wednesday. His 8- and 11-year-old sons stayed on a ledge atop the canyon with just a granola bar and some water to sustain them.
Knight, 35, described signaling to his sons to stay put. They were too far away to hear him. He told "Good Morning America" on Monday that outdoorsy families such as his must prepare their children for extreme situations.