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Sweden's 'snow man' to be documentary film

Sweden's 'snow man' to be documentary film

Published: 28 Feb 2012 07:01 GMT+01:00
Updated: 28 Feb 2012 07:01 GMT+01:00

The 44-year-old man who was trapped in his snowed-in car in Umeå, northern Sweden, for over two months is set to become the basis of a documentary by the Discovery Channel.

“We want to explain who he is, how he ended up in this situation and how it was possible to survive under such extreme conditions,” said Discovery Channel producer Andy Dunn to daily Aftonbladet.

The channel has expressed keen interest in the story, and aims to delve into the man’s life before and during his experiences in the now world famous snow-covered Jeep.

”It’s an incredible story of survival,” he said.

The man, named in media reports as Peter Skyllberg, has captured the international media’s attention after allegedly surviving on only snow for 61 days. He was stranded in his car at the end of an unused path, behind a closed gate, and there were no traces of him having left the car.

Following Skyllberg's rescue, more details have emerged about his precarious financial situation and how he hasn't been on speaking terms with his family for decades.

A shopkeeper whose business isn't far from where Skyllberg was found has also added to the mystery by recounted his interactions with the 44-year-old from last summer.

According to the shopkeeper, Skyllberg came into the store occasionally during the summer to stock up on fuel and food, suggesting the 44-year-old may have been living out of his car for longer than first thought.

When he was rescued from his snow-covered car, Skyllberg told police he had been living in his car since December 19th, surviving subzero temperatures by eating nothing other than snow.

Dunn told Aftonbladet that Skyllberg will probably not make an appearance in the documentary, which is planned to be an hour long television special.

Skyllberg has still not spoken to media since his discovery on February 17th.

Oliver Gee (oliver.gee@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

07:58 February 28, 2012 by RobinHood
If this guy wants to pay off his bankruptcy, and even come out on top, he really, really, really, needs to get himself an agent, a lawyer and a tax adviser.
08:34 February 28, 2012 by si
Yawn .......
09:34 February 28, 2012 by adshasta
Oh my how frigging excitng, I can't wait..., NOT!!!
12:15 February 28, 2012 by Gm_Tuzik
It reminds me the 'I shouldn't be alive' series...
14:09 February 28, 2012 by JulieLou40
It's only a matter of time before the truth comes out. I feel there is a lot more to this story than meets the eye!
14:15 February 28, 2012 by hejsweden
this is going to be amazing!!!!!!
14:27 February 28, 2012 by StockholmSam
I hope they get Nicolas Cage to play the part. He would be perfect and it would be a huge boost for his career.
05:14 February 29, 2012 by philster61
Only if they get Tom Hanks to play the part... At least he would add some drama to it.
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