Missing man survives 19 days in the wilderness

Missing man survives 19 days in the wilderness
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Monday, October 14, 2013 - 7:23am

An incredible survival story out of California, where a 72 year-old California man is back home after being lost in the wilderness for 19 days.

Gene Penaflor and a buddy went hunting in the Mendocino National Forest on September 24th. The two split up to hunt deer, Penaflor became disoriented when a fog rolled in, he slipped and fell and injured his leg.

Armed with just a few trash bags, a Bic lighter and several bullets, Penaflor survived off of algae, a snake and three squirrels and he built a shelter under a tree.

A search group found Penaflor Saturday three miles from where he disappeared.

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