Rescued man: I spent 6 days in Austria crevasse

AP News
Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:16 PM

VIENNA (AP) — A German hiker rescued in the Austrian Alps on Tuesday claims he survived six days stuck inside a crevasse.

Police say the 70-year-old man was pulled from a 20-meter (66-feet) hole in a glacier near the Laengentaler Weisskogel peak in the western state of Tyrol after other hikers heard him calling for help.

The unidentified man was taken to hospital via helicopter while suffering from hypothermia and exhaustion.

Police said it was unclear whether he had really spent almost a week in the crevasse but that he had indeed set out on his tour six days earlier.

The man had water but no food on him when he was found.