Man survives in snowed-in car for two months

By Muriel Kane
Sunday, February 19, 2012 19:13 EDT
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A Swedish man who says his car became trapped in deep snow in a forest the week before Christmas has been found alive and in surprisingly good condition.

The man, believed to be Peter Skyllberg, told police that he had eaten nothing but snow for two months, but that thanks to having good clothes and a sleeping bag, he was able to stay relatively warm inside his car, even as temperatures outside fell to -30 degrees Centigrade (–22 degrees Fahrenheit.)

Skyllberg was discovered by a pair of snowmobilers, who thought they had found a crashed car and were amazed when they dug down through a meter of snow and discovered the driver lying on the back seat in his sleeping back. He was weak and emaciated and barely able to speak but is now recovering well in the hospital.

This video was uploaded to YouTube by World Media US on February 19, 2012.

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
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