John doesn't think it's real at first.
A rescue? No, he's just hallucinating. He's dehydrated and the heat's gotten to him, that's all.
Strung up out here, surviving on minimal water, left to burn to a crisp; instead of dying, he thinks about his daughter and whether he's going to make it home.
Suddenly the rope breaks and he falls, nearly cracking his skull open on a large rock.
It's real enough now.
A woman lifts him to his feet and two men guide his useless body towards a large ATV.
Freedom, but for how long?