US: Missing Boy, 8, Survived for 2 Days in Michigan Park by Eating Snow, Using Leaves for Warmth

Second grader Nante Niemi disappeared during his family's camping trip in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park on Saturday and was found in "good health" two days later

Michigan police released details on how an 8-year-old boy survived after going missing for 48 hours while camping in Wisconsin.

Second grader Nante Niemi, who is from Wisconsin, disappeared during his family’s camping trip in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. His family reported at the time that he had been walking, gathering firewood for their campsite when he went missing, per a Michigan State Police news release.

Authorities were eventually able to locate the boy two days later, underneath a log about two miles from the campsite and in “good health” thanks to his survival skills.

“A number of you have asked how Nante survived in the woods,” MSP tweeted on Monday. “Lieutenant Wickstrom says the boy told them he covered up with branches and leaves for warmth and also blanketed the log he was under.”

“He didn’t have any food but ate clean snow for hydration,” MSP continued.


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