Alaska man survives three weeks with little food and Aalska Published 13 January media captionThe moment police rescued Tyson Steele A man has been rescued after surviving more than three weeks in the Alaskan wilderness with little food and shelter. State authorities rescued year-old Tyson Steele after a fire destroyed his remote cabin. He lived on canned foods that survived the blaze and made a basic tent out of debris in the sub-zero temperatures.
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Authorities only found Mr Steele after concerned family members asked them to check on him. He had written an SOS message in the snow by the remains of his house, and video released by Alaska State Troopers shows the moment of his rescue.
Police have released their interview with Mr Steelein which he told the story of his survival and rescue. The hut was in the remote Susitna Valley, north-west of Anchorage, about 20 miles from the town of Skwentna.
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Mr Steele is not sure exactly what night the fire started, as he has been living alone in the cabin since September. But he believes it was 17 or 18 December when he put a big alaska of cardboard in his wood fire stove. I knew that you don't do that. So, it sent a spark out through the chimney which landed on the roof. He ran outside wearing only boots, long johns and a jumper to see that the cabin was fully ablaze.
Men ran back in to grab blankets and his rifle as smoke filled the room.
But he was unable to save his chocolate labrador, Phil. He thought the dog had escaped but only realised he was trapped inside when he heard howling from the burning cabin. Felt like I tore my lung out. He shovelled snow on the blaze for hours, but could not save the shelter.
He gathered what cans of food had survived - many had popped open in the heat, and he said all Alasla food ended up tasting like burning plastic - and spent the first two nights in a snow cave. He then fashioned a basic tent from scraps of tarpaulin, built in a dome around the woodstove.
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He stamped a SOS in the snow, using ash to make mem letters stand out, and made a trail to the frozen lake nearby where he thought a rescue plane could land. I've just always been in the outdoors," he said. After his ordeal, Mr Steele said he would go back to see his family in Utah.