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72-year-old man survives in wilderness for 19 days
CALIFORNIA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) It's an incredible survival story out of California. A 72-year-old man is back home after being lost in the wilderness for 19 days.
Gene Penaflor and a buddy went hunting in the Mendocino National Forest and split up.
Penaflor slipped and fell and injured his leg.
He says he was armed with just a few trash bags, a Bic lighter and several bullets. Penaflor survived off of algae, a snake and three squirrels.
A search group found him Saturday three miles from where he disappeared.