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11 December 2023

Man lost 3 days in wilderness at -35 °C stalked by wolverine

Craig Johnson was treated for frostbite (YouTube)

By Staff

A 38-year-old man survived to tell the tale of his survival in the wilderness battling sub-zero temperatures and a wolverine for three days, walking 30 miles in search of help.

According to a report in yahoo.com Craig Johnson was halfway through an 80-mile trek through remote Alaska on Dec. 15 to visit his family for holidays when his snowmobile fell through the ice. And as his snowmobile sank, he had to crawl back to the thicker part of the ice.

In his icy clothes, Johnson walked 30 miles searching for help while being stalked by a wolverine. "You could hear it on the ice, just playing with me, toying with me," he was quoted as saying. He used a stick to defend himself from the animal, all the while clinging on to fading hope as he saw several rescue helicopters go past him.

After the third night, when he saw a helicopter flew past just 300 yards away from him, he lost hope.  Temperatures dropped to negative 35 degrees. And snow and ice had erased all traces of him.

Meanwhile, he had stumbled upon a wooden box and he laid back in that. That's when a search team led by one of his cousins spotted him.
Johnson was treated for frostbite.