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Carson sheriff's deputies rescue stranded Swedish family

Carson sheriff's deputies and personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Reserve Forces Bureau provided a stranded Swedish family of seven with food and hotel accommodations after they were spotted walking up Sepulveda Boulevard in Torrance on Friday, May 17, 2013.

May 19, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Swedish family of seven left stranded in Torrance because they couldn't afford a hotel room or food after a family emergency were rescued by Carson sheriff's deputies Friday.

Authorities chipped in to help after the two parents and five children were spotted walking up Sepulveda Boulevard around 4:30 a.m.

The family was in Southern California for a graduation when they were notified of a family emergency in Sweden.

They had to suddenly change their airline tickets and were subsequently left penniless without money for food or a hotel.

Deputies chipped in donations for the family and provided them with food, hotel accommodations, and transportation to LAX.

The family left LAX on a midday flight to Sweden Sunday.

CNS contributed to this report.