12/12/13 - 3:07pm
GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan hunter who lived to tell the tale of his harrowing week in the Alaskan wilderness has attributed his survival to luck, guile and faith.
Adrian Knopps was stranded with no food, shelter or warm clothes. He was sleep-deprived, hallucinating and slipping into hypothermia.
Resigned that he would die, the 51-year-old electrician from Grand Ledge carved a farewell message on his rifle and collapsed.
That’s when a Coast Guard helicopter came to his rescue.