Friday, June 15, 2012

A Man survived being trapped under snow for 2 months by Hibernating

A Swedish 44-year old man had a traffic accident near a little town just south of the Arctic Circle. As a result, he was trapped in his snow-covered car for 2 months!

He was found by chance thanks to a passerby who ran into his car. He was taken to a hospital. The doctors explained that the man was lucky that the car experienced what they called a "natural igloo" effect, which protected him a bit from the temperatures that reached -30F in the area. 

In addition, the man survived by eating snow (which is how he got water) and burning off his body fat. The doctors say he went into a state similar to hibernation which helped him survive. 

The man has declined interviews but has said he wants everyone to know he is doing all right.