Saturday, February 18, 2012

Swede Survives for 2 Months in Car under Snow

A Swedish man has been found alive inside a car stuck in deep snow, after apparently surviving for two months on nothing but snow in sub-zero temperatures.

The man, who was stranded in the car on December 19 according to the Vasterbotten Courier newspaper, had survived inside a sleeping bag in the car, DPA reported.

He was found off a remote forest road near Umea, after passersby on a snowmobiles raised the alarm.

Temperatures in the north of the country have reached minus 30 degrees Celsius in recent weeks. Police said the absence of any disturbance around the car made the survivor's account credible.

He is currently being treated in hospital in Umea, where his condition is described as "good, under the circumstances." Source