Man apparently survives 24 days in state of hibernation

A while ago I blogged about how long people can survive without water (max about 5 days). However, I have come across this article from the BBC about a Japanese man survived 24 days without food or water!

In 2006 while mountain climbing it seems he tripped and lost consciousness. Apparently “he fell into a hypothermic state at a very early stage, which is similar to hibernation”. When he was found “he had almost no pulse, his organs had shut down and his body temperature dropped to 22C”.

After being rescued he was “treated for severe hypothermia, multiple organ failure and blood loss” but made a full recovery despite his ordeal.

Pretty amazing story if it is true. Amazing things do happen.