Trapped trekker lived on rats and raisins for four months
on 09/09/2013 08:04:03
The provincial emergency service says Raul Fernando Gomez was found yesterday. He had lost about 45lbs and was dehydrated, and is being treated in hospital.
Officials say Mr Gomez was reported missing in May while trying to cycle across the Andes between Chile and Argentina.
They quote Mr Gomez as saying his bicycle broke down and he tried to finish his trek on foot, but became disoriented by two heavy snowfalls.
He told the authorities in Argentina that he lived off sugar and raisins he had with him and food left in mountain shelters. He also said he ate rats that he trapped.