The small of three, from a small town of Bourgogne near Reims in northeastern France, had been on holiday in the southwestern state when the terrible time struck.
The parents, David Steiner, 42, and his wife Ornella, 51 were apparently out on a hike in White Sands National Park with their 9 year old son Enzo when they presumably strayed from their way in the scorching desert heat of 100 to 101 farhenheit i.e. 38 degree celsius.
The body of the mother was found first near their car, while the father and his son carried on in search of help. The rangers were on their routine patrol when they found the body and by looking at he camera, also found out about the rest of the family.
However, when the rangers found the two of them, the father of the boy had succumbed to thirst while the boy lay there dehyderated but was still responsive and was immediately admitted to the Alberquerque Hospital.
Rescuers found two empty 20-ounce (0.6-litre) water bottles close to the bodies.”The father and mother would take one drink while they made the child take two swallows of water,” House told the Alamogordo Daily News.