Man Rescued After Spending 5 Days Trapped in Glacier

Posted by on Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Photo: DPA

A 45-year-old man from Germany is lucky to be alive after spending five days trapped in an Austrian glacier crevice.

The man was reported missing on Saturday by his father.

He had slipped and fell 30 metres into the glacier.

Although cell phone service was weak, he finally managed to send a text message to notify authorities of his location. A move that likely saved his life.

He survived by eating protein bars and drinking water that remained in his canteen and melted snow.

The man was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The Team

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