6:30am — Rescued Snowmobilers To Be on ‘Ellen’

Families to tell their "inspiring stories" on ABC next Tuesday.

Two Farmington families who were rescued this week after being lost for more than two days in a fierce snowstorm near Cumbres Pass on the New Mexico-Colorado border will tell their stories next Tuesday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," according to the Farmington Daily Times.

The six snowmobilers, who were stranded after a storm moved in last Friday, made their way to shelter near an isolated train station and managed to make cell-phone contact with searchers, the Daily Times reported.

They subsisted on popcorn covered with a gravy of chicken bouillon and used stones heated with a propane stove for warmth, according to the paper.

Now 31-year-old Shannon Groen, her husband Jason Groen, 36, and daughter Aspen, 14, will join friends Mike Martin, 34; his wife Missy, 37; and son Jess, 12, will tell their stories on a six-minute segment of the "Ellen" show on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

"They have a very inspiring story — it is very inspiring," James Pettit, a representative of the show, told the paper. "We'll talk to them about what they were doing in the cabin and all that stuff."

Both families, including the children who stayed at home during the ordeal — Tegan Groen, 11; Paytn Groen, 8, Dacyn Groen, 6; and Tori Martin, 10 — will fly to Burbank, Calif., on Sunday afternoon, tape the show on Monday and leave Tuesday, the Daily Times reported.

"It's kind of crazy. I love Ellen," Missy Martin told the paper.

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" airs weekdays at 3 p.m. on KOAT-TV, Channel 7. 

 

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