Survivor: the history of salvation, from which the blood run coldPictolic
Most travelers sometimes can't imagine how death is breathing in their face among the wilderness. And for some it has become a terrible reality. We recently wrote about a British journalist who has been in the desert for four days with a broken pelvis and survived by drinking their own urine. She's not the only one who had to fight death one-on-one with no hope for salvation. From amputated limbs to eating snakes, lizards and frogs: these survival stories will make you shudder.Thriller about survival in the wild seem to the audience as something distant and unreal. However, some travelers on the skin had to feel the chill of death when they were in the wilderness without hope of rescue. However, they managed to overcome the fear of difficulty and pain and to turn on the verge of light in the direction of life.
The Danny Boyle film "127 hours" seems fantastic, but a horrible story of a man who fell into the canyon, stuck between the boulders and was forced to cut off his hand based on real events.
Climber Aron Ralston went alone to conquer the canyon blue John in the South-Eastern Utah in 2003. Suddenly, his right arm pinned under a huge boulder. The man couldn't free her in six days.
Ready to die, Aaron carved on the stone is his name, date of birth and presumed date of death and recorded a farewell video on a camera that took a hike. The American began to hallucinate: he saw playing with a small child, losing part of his right hand. This vision gave him strength to break a limb. So he was able to free herself from under the boulder.
The climber climbed out of the canyon and walked 11 km, until I met people.
Julian the Cap was sure that come the final minutes of her life, when their plane was tossed up and down in the middle of a terrible thunderstorm. She glanced at her mother, who was sitting nearby, and heard her last words: "That's all. It's over."
In 1971 she became the only survivor in the crash of flight LANSA Flight 508, which killed 91 people. The plane crashed in the Amazon jungle, and Julian fell to the ground from a height of 2800 m. It was strapped to the seat and it softened the blow.
A wounded passenger within 11 days wandering in the jungle and drank water from the springs. Suffering from hallucinations, she went out to the shack, near which he found an old outboard motor and a liter of gasoline. The girl remembered how their dog had a similar infection and his father doused her with kerosene. It used fuel to disinfect wounds on his right arm that already has maggots in it. Then Julia pulled out of the wound for about 30 worms.
Soon the girl was saved by the people who passed nearby.
In 2006 Ricky Megi's been through hell, spending in the Australian deserts 71 days. The man gave contradictory information about how it got there. First, he told me that his car broke down. Then the traveler changed his version, saying that his car was stolen by an armed gang.However, he really spent in the wilderness so long. The doctor who conducted the examination of the Australian after the rescue, confirmed that the patient was in extreme conditions.
Ricky fought for life in the Tanami desert where the day temperature reaches 40 °C, and at night, the body piercing cold. The Aussie was able to survive by eating small animals such as frogs, lizards and snakes. He drank rainwater, which sometimes managed to collect.
Man accidentally noticed and rescued near Katherine. Then he was sent to hospital in Darwin.
Like Julian the Cap, an Israeli traveler Yossi Ginsberg felt on their skin how ruthless can be the jungle. In 1981, he spent three weeks wandering through the impenetrable rain forests of Bolivia.
His incredible story of survival became the basis for the plot of the psychological Thriller "Jungle", where in 2017 starred Daniel Radcliffe.
The Israelis arrived in Bolivia. In La Paz he met with the Austrian, Karl Ruprechter, who convinced Yossi to join him and two friends and go camping deep in the South American rain forest.After camping for several days, the travelers lost. They suffered from hunger and fatigue. Ginsberg told me that eating the monkeys to survive. The group wandered through the jungle for about two weeks, then the men were divided. Yossi with photographer Kevin decided to continue the journey on a homemade raft. The building was soon broken to pieces, and men caught in a strong current, which scattered them in different directions.
The traveler had to fend off a wild boar and suffer from the bites of termites. On the sixth night independent stay in the jungle, he was attacked by a hungry Jaguar. The man had no weapons, so he used a spray against mosquitoes and a lighter to make fire the flash. So he turned to drive away wild cat.
Soon Yossi appeared hallucinations. He had a companion that was close. The skin on his feet was strelas to the bone, the flesh hanging in pieces.
Israelis rescued after his companion, Kevin, reached a settlement, took the reinforcements and returned in search of Yossi. Other friends, Marcus and Charles, was never found.
Scared of getting lost on land, but even worse to be in open water areas. American sailor Steven Callahan spent 76 days alone in the middle of the surging waves, fighting off the attacking sharks.
In 1981, Stephen has sailed across the Atlantic ocean on a boat with a length of 6.5 meters. The journey from Rhode island went well, but the way from the Canary Islands towards Antigua has turned into a dangerous drift.
Boat seafarer came across an unknown object during a severe storm and the damage began to sink. Steven jumped into an inflatable raft that can seat six people, and began to drift to the raging waters. Fortunately, he managed to get out of the water a sleeping bag and necessities, before the boat went to the bottom.
Drifting in the open ocean for many days, the man survived by catching fish with a harpoon and collecting rainwater. Once he ran the raft, but managed to keep it afloat, having to do the patch. All the time traveler was surrounded by hungry sharks.Despite the fact that Stephen used signal lights and even seen ships on the horizon, no one saved. Due to the accident, the man was noticed by fishermen from Guadeloupe and brought the sailor to dry land. It happened on the 76th day of the trip.
Student amber van heck in 2017, spent five days in the rugged terrain of the Grand Canyon. She was stuck there on the way from Arizona to Texas: in car ran out of gas. To cope with panic, she used all their knowledge to survive in the desert, waiting for rescue.
American shared their food stocks for 23 days. She ate nuts, seeds, dried fruits and cooked the noodles in a hot car roof in the hottest time of the day. In addition, amber laid out the stones on the ground three-meter words SOS and HELP, and at night I turned on the flashlight, directing its beam into the sky.
Five days later, the student decided to leave the car and travelled over 17 miles to catch the telephone network. The girl left the car note for the rescuers. Air ambulance accidentally discovered amber and evacuated her from the desert.
Another group was in the middle of the Australian jungle and the crazy heat in November of last year. Tamra Makbit Riley, Claire Hockridge and Hu Ten wandered in the wilderness after their car got stuck near the bed of the Hugh river in the Northern Territory. Only two of them were able to return alive.
Three days later, the travelers decided to split up to find help. First discovered Tamro, which remained near the car with my dog Raya, fearing to go further together with the animal. In the heat of the day they hid under the car, and at night slept in it.Tamra spent all the reserves of water, biscuits, instant noodles and frozen vodka. Then she went with the dog of 1.6 km and came upon the pit with water. A woman boiled her and strained through a shirt, so it was drinkable.
Claire and Hu took with him a GPS device and a compass. They walked 19 km to the nearest road, and then divided. Hu found two days after Camry, and Claire, unfortunately, died.
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