Man with autism survives 50 hours in woods during heat wave

2018-07-06 05:14

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New York — Forest rangers say a man with autism relied on his Boy Scout skills while he was lost in New York's Adirondack woods for 50 hours during a heat wave.

The Times-Union of Albany reports that Bruce Williams floated on his back in a lake to conserve his energy, located safe drinking water from a stream and stayed calm as he awaited his rescuers, who found him Monday afternoon.

The 29-year-old was an Eagle Scout, the highest Boy Scout rank. The Albany-area resident has problems communicating. He also has weak peripheral vision and motor dysfunction.

He left his family's camp in the Adirondack foothills for a swim on Saturday afternoon, when temperatures climbed into the 90s.

Rangers found him sunburned, bug-bitten and scratched up, but in good health and spirits.

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