Thursday, December 21, 2006

Cold comfort: hibernation helped man survive 24 days in wild - World

"A JAPANESE civil servant has described for the first time how he survived for more than three weeks in a mountain forest without food or water in what doctors believe is the first known case of a human in hibernation. Mitsutaka Uchikoshi went missing on Mount Rokko, in western Japan, on October 7 after a barbecue with colleagues. Rather than joining them for the return trip by cable car, the 35-year-old decided to walk down the mountain, but lost his way, slipped in a stream and broke his pelvis."

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