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Michigan Hunter Details His Alaska Survival Tale

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GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan hunter is detailing how he survived for a week in the Alaskan wilderness.

Adrian Knopps was stranded with no food, shelter or warm clothes. He was sleep-deprived, hallucinating and slipping into hypothermia.

Resigned that he would die, the 51-year-old electrician from Grand Ledge carved a farewell message on his rifle and collapsed.

That's when a Coast Guard helicopter came to his rescue.

Knopps was stranded for seven days in September after his hunting partner drowned while boarding their boat.

He tells The Detroit News that: "You try to live one moment at a time and do what you have to."

A Coast Guard official says it's remarkable that Knopps made it out alive.

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