Hiker survives week in wilderness with broken leg

Gregory Hein tells how he survived nearly a week in the wilderness with a broken leg.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
A Central Valley hiker shared his story of survival after spending nearly a week in the wilderness without any food and water and a broken leg. Thirty-three-year-old Gregory Hein put snow in the hood of his poncho and let the sun melt it so he had something to drink.

His story began on July 3 when he went hiking hiking down a mountain in the Kings Canyon National Park. He accidentally dislodged a boulder, which hit his leg, breaking it in two different places.

Hein says he built a splint using his trekking pole and then dragged himself to a safer place.
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