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A fire, an SOS, a rescue: Man spends weeks in remote Alaska

 

January 16, 2020



JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Tyson Steele watched his remote cabin go up in flames, mourned the death of his dog and then spent weeks in the Alaska wilderness, bundling up in an makeshift shelter against the subzero temperatures and eating canned food _ unable to reach the outside world.

He knew his best chance for rescue would come from worried loved ones sending a plane to check on him. Help came about three weeks later.

Steele, 30, was rescued Thursday, apparently in good health, according to Alaska State Troopers. He was waving his arms, an SOS signal stamped in the snow that he hoped a pass...



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