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Friday, February 24, 2012

Man Trapped In Car for Two Months in Sub-Zero Temperatures Survives By 'Hibernating Like a Bear'

UMEA, Sweden - A Swedish man who was found alive after spending two months trapped in a car in freezing temperatures survived by eating snow and hibernating "like a bear," according to one theory.

The man, identified by various media as Peter Skyllberg, was recovering in Norrlands University Hospital on Monday after being rescued last week.

The 44-year-old was found Friday by a man on a snowmobile who sighted Skyllberg's snow-covered vehicle on a deserted road near the northern town of Umea, just south of the Arctic Circle.

When rescuers arrived at the scene, Skyllberg was emaciated and barely speaking. He had no food or water with him, only cigarettes and comic books, the Daily Mail said. It was believed he had been eating snow. Read More