Mark Doose, Hinsdale student, rescued after stranded 2 days in Swiss Alps

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Saturday, February 7, 2015
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Mark Doose, of Hinsdale, survived being stranded two days in the Swiss Alps.

A Hinsdale student survived getting lost during a snow storm in the Swiss Alps while studying in Switzerland.

Mark Doose, 19, said he was on a slope that became too steep and ended up falling 36 feet into a ravine. He was lost for two days. Doose says he kept moving in the sub-zero weather, trying to find a way out, before rescuers spotted him.

"When they first answered me, it was incredible," Doose said.

He spent one night in a small igloo he built for shelter from the very cold conditions. He's now recovering in a Swiss hospital.