What seems like a plot straight out of a Liam Neeson film, an Alaskan man survives three days in the bitterness of the Alaskan wilderness, and encountered perils that would make him question his chances of survival.
Craig Johnson was traveling 80 miles on his way to visit family for the holidays. His snow mobile would then break through the ice and sink, leaving Johnson stranded with no transportation, or form of communication with the rest of the world.
Johnson had no other choice but to start walking through the sub zero temperature. He had walked about thirty miles, but he was not alone like he thought. A wolverine was following Johnson. Johnson, in order to ward off the animal shot warning shots into the air, but that did not stop the beast, Johnson had to grab a stick that would help him defend his life. Johnson was bale to win his battle with the ferocious creature, and found shelter in a wooden box.
Johnson would see rescue helicopters pass by, so close but so far away. “I just laid back down in that box I was in. It just felt like that was an open grave for me,” stated Johnson.
Johnson did not know that a team had been searching for him in the negative 35 degree whether; a team led by his cousin Clifford Benson. Benson searched, and could not find any trace of his cousin, but heard his shrieking yelling which Benson knew had to be his cousin struggling to survive.
This is a truly remarkable story, one which shows us our ability to survive and push back. Johnson had a family he had to get home to, and although the chances of survival were slim to none, he never really gave up.
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