Man survives 23 days in Alaska wilderness

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(WEHT)- After 23 days, 30-year-old Tyson Steele has been rescued from his makeshift shelter in the Alaskan wilderness.

A helicopter responding to a welfare check spotted Steele waving his arms near his shelter, where he’d also written S-O-S in the snow.

Steele says his cabin burned down, killing his dog and leaving him stranded. He says he survived on canned food and dug a snow cave for himself.

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(This story was originally published on January 12, 2020)

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