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Man Stuck in Snowbound Car 'for Months'

Swedes rescue starving man in forest
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2012 2:12 PM CST

(Newser) – Snowmobilers on a forest road in Sweden thought they had come across a car wreck—until they dug down to a window and saw an emaciated man starving inside, BBC reports. Now he's in a hospital, and reports say he was snowbound in the car without food for two months in temperatures dipping to -22 Fahrenheit. "We would not make something like this up," a police officer said.

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Doctors say the man is alright considering everything, MSNBC reports. They say people can survive without food for about a month, but this man probably ate snow and slipped into a dormant-like state to survive. "A bit like a bear that hibernates," a doctor said. "Humans can do that. ... Due to the low temperature, not much energy was used up." How the man ended up there is anyone's guess. (Read more Sweden stories.)

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