Man rescued after weeks in sub-zero temperatures

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Alaska, (AP News) – An Alaska man whose remote cabin burned down in mid-December was rescued Friday by Alaska State Troopers.

Tyson Steele, 30, was picked up in good health at his remote homestead 20 miles outside of Skwentna, troopers said.

Skwentna, with a population of 35, is 70 miles northwest of Anchorage. The temperature at 2:30 p.m. Friday was 2 degrees.

Steele’s family members had not heard from Steele for several weeks and requested that troopers check on his welfare.

The trooper helicopter crew reached the homestead late Friday morning and saw Steele waving his arms near a makeshift shelter. He had stamped an SOS signal in snow.

The trooper helicopter transported Steele to Anchorage.

The mid-December fire had left him with no way to communicate, Steele told troopers.

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