Palos Hills man returns home from Nepal, shares survival story after earthquake

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PALOS HILLS, Ill. -- It's been nearly two weeks since the massive earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 7,000 people.

But, one man from Palos Hills managed to survive.

Corey Ascolani, 34, was part of a group of 27 hikers from nine countries.

The group got stranded on a side of a mountain at a national park near the quake’s epicenter.

They used a phone, that had a dying battery, to send group text messages to their families to contact the embassies to rescue them.

The hikers were rescued days later by U.S. Special Forces.

Corey joined WGN Morning News a day after getting back from Nepal to share his story of survival.

Watch the interview in the video player above

 

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