Man Survives 61 Days in Snowed-In Car
The world is filled with terrible news, so it’s nice for us to find a story with a happy ending once in awhile. Here is an amazing story about a Swedish man who was stranded in a snow drift for 61 days.
Snowmobilers came across the car thinking it was wreckage. They peeked inside to find someone wrapped in a sleeping bag in the back seat. Rescuers dug the 45-year-old man out of the car, and he was so weak he could hardly speak–yet alone explain what happened. He said he’s been in the car since December 19th. Probably hiding out so he didn’t have to buy his family Christmas gifts. The man survived by eating snow and icicles.
Humans can last up to four weeks without food, so its plausible that the man was stranded for as long as he said he was. His body temperature was around 31 degrees Celsius when he was brought into the hospital. With his body temperature so low, he wasn’t using much energy. This also helped him to survive. Like bears, humans can also go into a dormant-like state (especially during football season).