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A walk in 35 below

1 year 9 months 4 weeks ago February 05, 2015 Feb 5, 2015 Thursday, February 05 2015 February 05, 2015 6:48 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA- A man in interior Alaska decided to take a 50-mile walk between villages with the temperature in 35-below zero weather and almost made it.

He was found in good condition about four miles from his destination.

The family of 52-year-old Lawrence James told authorities they were worried about him and mounted a search. He was dressed in winter gear for the walk from Birch Creek to Fort Yukon and told his rescuers he walked 15-hours straight and didn't get cold but his legs ached.

He says he wanted to see if he could make the trek since his cousin did it a few years back.

Police say  he had a rifle with him but he could have been attacked by wolves.

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