CROWSNEST PASS, ALBERTA -- Used to saving the lives of others, a Crowsnest Pass
paramedic had to keep himself alive for a harrowing 96 hours after his ATV rolled on him.
Ken Hildebrand was riding his quad last weekend north of the Livingstone Gap, about 130 km southwest of Calgary
, collecting animal traps when his vehicle struck a rock and ended up on top of him.
Hildebrand, who has a weak leg due to polio, ended up face down on the snowy ground with his machine pinning his strong leg.
"He was stuck there for four days and three nights -- almost 96 hours straight," says Troy Linderman, director of Crowsnest Pass EMS.
Hildebrand sustained himself by melting snow to drink and by eating the rotting meat of animals he had previously collected, which made him sick.
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