Lost Hunter, Survives on Worms and Muddy Water
A lost Tennessee hunter survived his 5 day ordeal by eating worms and drinking muddy water. Bill Lawrence of Tennessee was squirrel hunting in Meeman Shelby Forest State Park with a couple of his friends. When he went to shoot a squirrel, he realized he hadn't heard his friends shooting recently. He tried to backtrack to his friend's trucks, but managed to get even more lost. He had gone out for a day trip, with bug spray, dip, water, some shotgun shells; not enough to withstand a five day adventure in the state park.
He would cover his face with bug spray and his hunting vest at night. He went through most of his shells trying to signal someone. He would follow deer tracks to water sources, where he would drink and look under logs or rocks for worms.
On Sunday he heard the sound of motorcycles and followed it to a road. He was rescued by a couple of Harley riders. He was taken to a hospital in Memphis for treatment for dehydration, severe bug bites, and to monitor him for any complications from his muddy water and worm diet. From Reuters.com.