Elderly man survives 32 hours in woods

November 19, 2008 4:53:00 PM PST
Rescuers have found an 82-year-old Pennsylvania man who got lost in the woods of a state park and spent 32 hours braving snow squalls and sub-freezing temperatures. Charles Harrison of Mount Pocono was conscious and alert when rescuers found him shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday in the woods of Tobyhanna State Park in the Poconos.

Officials say Harrison's cell phone company aided the search by sending an electronic query to his phone and getting the coordinates of his location. Harrison was unable to call for help because the cell signal was too weak.

Harrison is being treated at a Scranton hospital. Rescuers partly credit his survival to the fact he was dressed warmly. It was 18 degrees when searchers found him.

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Information from: Pocono Record, http://www.poconorecord.com/

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