Transcript for Man Survives 20 Hours Trapped Under Snowmobile
We'll turn to an incredible story of survival out of maine. A 64-year-old man however ding on for some 20 hours trapped beneath his own overturned snowmobile. The temperatures there plunged into the single digits as he was stranded overnight in a very remote area near the canadian border. Abc's rob nelson has his story. Reporter: Paul is resting comfortably this morning, a far cry though from just when he spent 20 hours in what could have been a snowy grave. This is my time that I feel god will take me but if it ain't my time don't take me. Reporter: The enthuse yaft was riding alone in northern maine tuesday when he hit a patch of melted snow and ice around a spring. The machine flipped leaving lessard trapped under its weight with hypothermia setting in. He was partially in the water, partially in the snow. He was very lucky to be alive. Reporter: When lessard didn't show up at a friend's home that night authorities and volunteers fanned out canvassing a thousand square miles to no avail. When we heard paul was missing we naturally thought the worst. Reporter: Tyler corriveau owns a snowmobile shop where lessard is a regular. They immediately headed for a stretch of unused logging roads they knew lessard was planning to venture to. We came across a track and saw what looked like another track on top of the old track. I heard the plane flying over because I couldn't look up at the sky, and then an hour later I heard a snowmobile coming and it was my friend. Reporter: Where those tracks ended tyler found his friend all but hidden by his sled. We saw his arm move underneath. We realized he was trapped underneath. Reporter: Using a small smofl the father and son were able to free his head from under the snowmobile. Miraculously suffering only from a shoulder injury and hypothermia. Rob nelson, abc, new york.
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