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Man survived six days without food or water in Australian outback by copying Bear Grylls

Reg Foggerdy ate ants for sustenance during the ordeal.


A 62-YEAR-OLD man who had been suffering from heart problems has spoken about how he survived an ordeal in the Australian outback with tips he picked up from Bear Grylls.

Reg Foggerdy went missing last month in the Western Australian desert while on a camel hunt.

Miraculously, he was rescued by police, who with the help of an aboriginal tracker found him by following his footprints for 15 km.

Now Foggerdy, who also suffers from diabetes, has spoken out about how he managed to pull through the ordeal.

In an interview with Australian broadcaster 7News, he has spoken about how he managed to get by for six days without food or water by eating black ants.

“I’ve heard of people dying after three days with no water. I don’t know why I survived six days,” he said.

Now adorned with the nickname Ant Man, he told the channel that he ate black ants located in a hole near to the bush he was lying underneath – a tip he picked up from watching programmes by survival expert Bear Grylls.

He had become separated from his brother Ray, who was also on the hunt, while pursuing a camel that he had shot.

He went on to say:

Because I have become closer to death, now I feel like I’ve gotten a new life.

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