Argentina authorities rescued a lost Uruguay man yesterday after he spent four months wandering the Andes, living off sugar, raisins, food from a cache in a mountain shelter, and trapped rats.
According to the New York Daily News, 58-year old Raul Fernando Gomez Circunegui was riding a motorcycle across the Andes between Chile and Argentina when he went missing last May. Gomez says his bike broke and he tried to finish the trek on foot, but became disorientated by heavy snowfall.
Argentine officials recording snow levels found Gomez in a shelter at 9,318 feet above sea level. The article indicated Gomez was in good health, but he had lost 45 pounds and was dehydrated. He’s now receiving treatment from a local hospital and his doctor expects him to recover in a few days.