Swedish Man in Snowbound Car for Two Months

Sometime before Christmas, 44-year-old Peter Skyllberg's car became stuck in deep snow near Umea, Sweden, just south of the Arctic Circle. A passer-by found him last Friday -meaning he spent about two months stuck in his car! While temperatures plunged to as low as -22F (-30C) outside, Skyllberg stayed in the car, where he had a sleeping bag, and the protection of both the car and a layer of snow over it. The man was taken to Norrland's University Hospital to recover. Dr. Dr Ulf Segerberg spoke about Skyllberg's survival.
"Starvation for one month, anyone can tolerate that if they have water to drink," said Dr Segerberg. "If you have body fat, you will survive even longer, although you end up looking like someone coming from a concentration camp."

He estimated that Mr Skyllberg could have lost more than three stone of his body weight over the period. Earlier police reports suggested Mr Skyllberg was in "really bad shape" when he was found.

He conceded that it was incredibly rare for someone to survive for so long outside in the cold Swedish winter.

Skyllberg is expected to recover, and may be released in a few days. Link -via Arbroath

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