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.