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Now an incredible survival story facing life or death a 61 year old man chooses life.
And be dating his own toes to free himself and escape the Colorado wilderness.
Trace Gallagher live -- -- newsroom with just an incredible story Trace.
This one is a -- -- and John hunt was out the Colorado forest He was cutting some firewood right.
And then the trailer on the back of his pickup truck slipped off the hitch and on to his right foot He said that He began screaming the pain was excruciating but He knew that He was out there alone there was nobody here -- Even his cell phone He couldn't reach -- because it was inside the truck but even then He was out of cell phone range right.
Unlike Aron Ralston remember the movie 127 hours He waited -- cut off his right arm.
Well John hot could only wait thirty minutes He grabbed his three inch pocket knife if you see the movie right there.
And He cut off each tell one by one He said an -- put this quote on the screen here hit it hurts so bad.
I would cut for a while.
And that I would have to stop again won by won all five toes when He was taught Don He stopped the bleeding by raping me shorter rounded He got back in his truck that He had to drive because remember He was that a cell phone range.
So way to driving -- got in his cell phone range then He called an ambulance the ambulance met him halfway the authorities actually went back to worry was.
And they retrieved all of his toes but they were so badly damaged they could not put them back on -- his wife was waiting -- at home He knew that at some point that she might come looking -- But He said that could be hours it could be out there for hours and He would likely die because the foot began to bleed.
And so He cut all of them often -- what kind of a decision how do you make that decision out there He did it he's alive.
He has five fewer -- to show for that.
Firewood cutting trip.
While -- as you say He is alive that I mean it -- you know that that elicited some cringing here in the studio but it is an incredible -- Trace thank you.
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