There are reports of a Utah hiker who was trapped in a tunnel for 4 days and was able to survive. NBC is reporting that he was a homeless man who went on a hike, but ABC is reporting that he was just civilian hiker. Regardless of the man's situation, the story from both news stations is the same. It is a true tale of survival.
33-year-old Daniel Samuelsen was on a hike with a friend near Parleys Canyon. He found some pipes that lead to lower ground and Samuelsen felt it would be a nice shortcut to take to return to the highway, but his friend left him to his own devices. It's scary to think that Samuelsen decided to go on without the help of his friend.
It obviously did not go as he had hoped. He slipped all the way down the pipe and broke his leg. The fracture in itself must have been terrifying, and it was much worse because he was trapped. He attempted to attract attention of others by banging on the pipe with a rock, but no one came to the rescue. After a few days he realized he needed to get out himself.
He made a splint for his leg and crawled to the highway. His survival skills clearly set in and allowed him to save himself. Many motorists passed him by not realizing the severity of the situation, but someone finally stopped and helped him get to the hospital. He is now in St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City.