Sweden: Man trapped inside snow-covered car for 2 months found alive, survived without food

By on Feb 19, 2012 in Europe, Weird Comments

A man in Sweden was reportedly trapped inside his car for two months; and was found last Friday, February 17, 2012 and have survived that long without taking any food.

Car in Sweden, where the man was found alive
after being trapped for 2 months and without food

Image Credit: Rolf Hojer/Scanpix/Reuters

According to BBC News on Sunday, February 19, a group of snowmobilers found an unnamed man inside his car that was buried in thick snow, which they initially thought was a wrecked car with no one inside.

As noted in the report, the man, believed to be around 45 years old, was found not far from the city of Umea in the north of Sweden; and he said he has been there since December 19, exactly two months ago.

Apparently, the man, who was said to have lost 15 to 20 lbs. believed to have survived that long by drinking melted snow, with authorities noting that the temperature in that area recently dropped to -30C (-22F).

The Vasterbotten Courier, a Swedish newspaper, which was believed to have first reported the news, said that the man was too weak to speak well enough and was found lying in the back seat in a sleeping bag.

“Just incredible that he’s alive considering that he had no food, but also since it’s been really cold for some time after Christmas,” Policeman Ebbe Nyberg, who was among the first ones to arrive, was quoted in the paper.

Meanwhile, the man was said to be now in a recovering condition after he was brought to Umea University Hospital that day, with doctors saying that the man probably survived by going into a dormant-like state or some kind of hibernation.

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