London, Feb 20 (IANS) A Swedish man was pulled of a snow-covered car after having survived two months in sub-zero temperatures.
Peter Skyllberg, 44, had eaten nothing but handfuls of snow since Dec 19 when his car became bogged down in drifts near the town of Umea in northern Sweden, the Daily Mail reported Monday.
The vehicle's dashboard and seats were covered in ice after temperatures plunged to -30 Celsius.
Experts think he went into a kind of human hibernation which slowed down his metabolism and pulled him through the ordeal in what they have described as the "case of a lifetime".
Skyllberg had driven off the main road on to forest tracks where his car became stuck fast.
On Friday, a passing man on a snowmobile stopped to scrape snow from the windscreen of the vehicle and saw movement inside.