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Injured Swedish teen spent night outdoors

TT/Clara Guibourg · 4 Dec 2011, 12:36

Published: 04 Dec 2011 12:36 GMT+01:00

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He was finally found, outside Tanumshede in Bohuslän, in southwestern Sweden, around 5pm on Saturday, according to local newspaper Bohusläningen.

At around 3am the night before, local police had tried to stop a car with three people in it.

However, the driver refused to stop, and the car drove on at full speed. Soon thereafter it was found in a ditch, but one person was missing.

The two people remaining in the car were arrested on suspicion of drug charges.

Around 1pm on Saturday the 18 year-old finally called emergency services SOS Alarm, pleading for help, and told them that he was lying in the woods severely injured.

Unfortunately he didn't know where he was, and as telephone contact with him was broken soon thereafter, it took several hours for rescue services to find him.

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The 18 year-old has now been taken to the hospital in Näl. According to local newspapers, he was badly affected by the hours spent in the woods in poor weather, with rain and storms.

TT/Clara Guibourg (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

14:59 December 4, 2011 by Frobobbles
The headline is lying. He wasn't 'left' 'outdoors' 'overnight'.
15:12 December 4, 2011 by Puffin
Misleading Headline!!!!
16:20 December 4, 2011 by Keith #5083
I guess the 2 in the car left him out of their statements,huh? Since it seems drugs were involved the injured man clearly had a very 'bad trip'. Hopefully, this will encourage him and his pals to leave drugs out of their lives.

Whatever, I hope he will soon be well again and am thankful he called SOS services in Bohuslån and not in Stockholm where he would probably have been asked if he thought he would live long enough to make it worthwhile sending out an ambulance!!!
16:48 December 4, 2011 by Migga
Left outdoors overnight? Left by whom?
18:05 December 4, 2011 by calebian22
LOL, more justice than he will face in the "justice system" here in Sweden.
19:15 December 4, 2011 by spo10
When I first read the original title, I thought it was a case of an abandoned injured man outdoors but it wasn't that at all. Good thing they changed the title now. It was clearly misleading.
20:03 December 4, 2011 by Mark737408
what an arsepeice
20:50 December 4, 2011 by GLO
Wow was left overnight, HaHaHa, true justice......
11:21 December 5, 2011 by Frobobbles
"spend the night" doesn't give the correct connotations either.
11:45 December 5, 2011 by Keith #5083

Respectfully, I would suggest to you that 'to spend the night out' is perfectly acceptable colloquial english. Spending = 'using up, consuming (wastefully),etc.etc.

As a 67 yr old Englishman I find this perfectly normal english. "So, what where you doing yesterday?" "Oh, I spent the day gardening."
18:05 December 5, 2011 by Frobobbles
How are yoy going to spend the weekend? I am going to spend the weekend outdoors... under a cliff with broken bones.

It doesn't feel too right, does it.
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