February 11, 2011
Tonight ABC's 20/20 will be airing a two hour special edition documentary about one familys desperate attempt to survive nine brutal days in the Oregon wilderness.
It was Thanksgiving 2006 when the Kim family from San Francisco disappeared without a trace, reports an ABC press release. James Kim, his wife Kati and their two children, one four years old and the other seven months old, were traveling back home from the Pacific Northwest when a blizzard struck. The family became desperately lost and stranded in the vehicle while in the Oregon wilderness for nine days.
When no one heard from the Kim family, questions about their well-being and safety began to arise.
Families dont simply disappear, one rescuer said.
This televised appearance is the first time Kati, the wife and mother, will be speaking openly about how the young family became lost and their miraculous struggle to survive.
While trapped in the woods, miles away from help and surrounded by black bears, each day passed and their hopes of rescue dimmed. Kati Kim even resorted to breast feeding her two daughters to keep them from starvation.
The family survived sub-zero temperatures, frostbite and hypothermia. At one point to signal for help, the family set their tires on fire.Watch a Preview Video Here