You know this guy is strong to have survived 3 days under these conditions. You know this guy is Chuck Norris strong to have battled with an Alaska Wolverine and lived. (make sure you watch the video as he describes exactly what a Wolverine does during a hunt).
ALASKA – A man in Alaska says it’s a miracle that he survived three days in the wilderness while battling sub-zero temperatures and a wolverine.
Craig Johnson was halfway through an 80-mile trek through remote Alaska on Dec. 15 when his snowmobile fell through the ice. He was on his way to visit family for the holidays.
“I almost gave up … But I couldn’t give up. I had to do it for my boys, my family,” he said. “I think it’s a miracle that I’m alive.”
Johnson, 38, said he had to crawl back to the thicker part of the ice as his snowmobile sank.
“Everything just happened so fast,” he said.
In his icy clothes, Johnson walked 30 miles searching for help while being stalked by a wolverine.
“You could hear it on the ice, just playing with me, toying with me,” he said.
After warning shots failed to scare off the animal, Johnson said he used a stick to defend himself. He then stumbled upon a wooden box that he used as shelter.
Johnson was reported missing and several rescue helicopters flew past him.
“That third night when they passed right by me – not even 200, 300 yards – that’s when I lost hope,” Johnson said. “I just laid back down in that box I was in. It just felt like that was an open grave for me.”
As the temperatures dropped to negative 35 degrees, a search team led by Clifford Benson, Johnson’s cousin, closed in. (read more and watch the video)
“Aw c’mon, we were just beginning to have fun…. we was just playin’ wif him, swear!'”