11 Sep '11, 1am

Sole survivor of Bolivia plane crash ate insects, drank own urine & painted arrow on ground with his blood to survive

Sole survivor of Bolivia plane crash ate insects, drank own urine & painted arrow on ground with his blood to survive

Bolivian Minor Vidal, 35, the only survivor of a small commercial plane crash, receives medial attention in Trinidad September 9, 2011. The Bolivian salesman was found alive in the Amazon jungle on Friday nearly three days after the crash which killed everyone else on board. -- PHOTO: REUTERS LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - The sole survivor of a plane crash in Bolivia stayed alive by eating insects, drinking his own urine and painting an arrow in the ground with his blood to show rescuers where he was, according to an interview published in a Bolivian newspaper. Minor Vidal told the publication La Razon that he survived for 62 hours after the crash by using skills he had learned from the Boy Scouts and while pursuing his loves of camping and fishing. Those actions included filtering water through his clothes so that he could drink it and looking for an open space by a lagoon where...

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