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Army Veteran Dies, Girlfriend Barely Survives Being Stranded in Death Valley

On the third day of searching for two campers who failed to return home after a road trip through Death Valley, rescuers found their abandoned car with their three dogs still alive inside. Alex Lofgren and his girlfriend, Emily Henkel, also left a grim note in the car: “Two flat tires, headed to Mormon Point, have three days’ worth of water.” The note led searchers to Henkel, 27, who was found alive with a serious foot injury. But Lofgren, a 32-year-old veteran of the war in Afghanistan, was dead.

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