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Man pulled out of car after being stuck for months

A man who police say had been snowed in ‘for months’ has been pulled alive from a car northern Sweden.

The man, aged in his 40s, was rescued after a passer-by on a snow scooter noticed the top of the car on the deserted and snow filled forest road, not far from the northern town of Umeaa, just south of the Arctic Circle.

After clearing off some of the snow, he peered inside and saw an emaciated man huddling inside a sleeping bag.

“We received word that a person had been found in a snow-covered car deep in the woods, nearly a mile from the main road,” Ebbe Nyberg, a duty officer in the northern Vaesterbotten county, told AFP.

Mr Nyberg said the man was “in really bad shape,” starving and barely able to move or speak.

It was unclear exactly how long the man, who is from the central Swedish town of Oerebro, had been stuck.


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