Snoqualmie Pass, Wash.
A 25-year-old skier was rescued this week after spending four sub-freezing nights in the Cascade Mountains with no food. Searchers said that the skier, Dan Witkowski, was suffering from hypothermia and was “barely lucid” when they found him. Witkowski told them he had kept moving almost constantly, but once became so disoriented he mistook stars for automobile headlights. “He’s whupped,” a sheriff’s lieutenant said. Witkowski’s father, Robert, said he had nearly given up hope and begun organizing a memorial service when he got word his son was safe. “It was like turning the page in a book and you didn’t know there was another page left,” he said.
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