with the life and death rescue on the appalachian state trial. Sandy dumped a record snowfall? Tennessee when he began trapped, rescuers braved the cold, wind and snow to track him down. Abc's clayton... See More
with the life and death rescue on the appalachian state trial. Sandy dumped a record snowfall? Tennessee when he began trapped, rescuers braved the cold, wind and snow to track him down. Abc's clayton sandell has the story. Reporter: Steven ames worth was running out of time. I felt that I wouldn't make it through one night. eporter: HE SET MONDAY IN Tennessee on the final leg of 2,000 mile like. But superstorm sandy hit unexpectedly fast. He was stranding in a tiny shelter for three days. Liking to safety impossible. It took me eight hours to go about a mile and a quarter. Reporter: With food and water running out and unable to feel his freezing feet, he needed help. His phone managed just enough signal to reach 911. I was in pretty tough shape then. Reporter: On friday, tennessee highway patrol sergeant and his team took to the skies. We were able to follow his footprints in the snow for approximately a mile and a half. Reporter: But conditions turned treacherous. The winds were really, really howling. It was like riding a roller-coaster and bumper cars all at one time. Reporter: Jeff buchanan lowered to ames worth whose shoes are now frozen. Dangling in only his socks ames worth is finally rescued. They said to me, did you bring a credit card? And I said, I did. And they said, good, you're buying us steaks. As long as I can have the first one. Reporter: He's exhausted but otherwise fine and grateful. They'll say it's just, well, that's our job and you know, this is what we're supposed to do. I'm telling you, that -- that's more than a job. Reporter: For "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news, denver. Lot of other news overnight. Ron claiborne with a look at the
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