Man Survives Week in the Wilderness

Hiker found himself badly injured in the middle of nowhere and fought to stay alive.
2:16 | 07/20/14

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incredible survival story. Man who refused to give up. Badly injured in the middle of in where. Things were looking bleak. Marci Gonzalez talked about what he did to stay alive. Reporter: He had no cell signal. He blew a whistle to try to call for help. He was way too far way from civilization for anyone to hear. He struggled for days. Down a mountain alone, hoping someone would find him. I entertained the idea of potentially dying a couple of times. Reporter: This morning, the bandages cover the painful reminder how close Greg hind came to death. He was hike alone, 13,000 feet up when a Boulder came out of nowhere. Smashing his leg, breaking it so badly, he couldn't walk. He says his family didn't expect him home for another two days. So he had to tough it out until someone noticed he was missing. I was going crawl my way out or someone was going rescue me. Reporter: He spent the next five gas drinking melted snow. Eating crickets and moths, and make W H making his way down the mountain. I left the splint on my leg. Reporter: After six long painful days, a helicopter search team found him. They flew almost directly over me and didn't see me. When they say me, I fwrabed my foot and laid on my back for awhile. Breathed a deep sigh of relief Reporter: After more than a week in the hospital, he's recovering at home. Having those six days of just living with complete intent and purpose is quite refreshing, really. And then, to really be thankful for what you have in your life. Reporter: And hind says once he heals, he plans to hike again. Only next time, he'll be more prepared. He won't go alone. Very resilient man. What was so frightening, they knew he was going to be gone for two days. Not as if they expected him that day. He knew help was not on the way. He had to take care of things on his own. Tough guy. Let's check the morn's

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