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
Man Stuck in Snowbound Car 'for Months'
A snowed covered car sits roadside in the woods north of Umea in Northern Sweden on February 18, 2012.   (Getty Images)

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.

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. (More Sweden stories.)

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