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Doctors and survival experts were stunned when a 44-year-old man was discovered barely alive after surviving for two months in his car buried in snow.

Peter Skyllberg was trapped in his car under two feet of snow on a forest track near the town of Umea, around 260 km (160 miles) north of Stockholm.

In what doctors are hailing as "the case of a lifetime", Skyllberg is thought to have gone into a state of hibernation, as he survived on snacks in his car and small amounts of snow.

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