Tourist stuck on glacier recording message for mum in chilling echo of…
Eitan Shaken, 23, miraculously survived more than 24 hours after injuring himself on the Ojo del Albina glacier near Ushuaia in Southern Argentina – he was bouth battling hypothermia
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This is the moment a tourist records a message for his mum while stuck on a glacier battling hypothermia in a chilling echo of the film 127 Hours.
Eitan Shaken, 23, miraculously survived more than 24 hours after injuring himself on the Ojo del Albina glacier near Ushuaia in Southern Argentina.
He was found experiencing from hypothermia and was rescued when he managed to use his mobile phone to tell of his accident and a local rescuer saw it and raised the alarm, according to local reports.
Eitan shared the video, recorded minutes after the accident and in which he asks rescuers to contact his mother on Instagram.
Eitan Shaked, 23, was found after 24 hours stuck to a glacier in Ushuaia (
His caption read: “Those who know me know that I don’t like to philosophize on social networks but this time, unfortunately, I have no choice but to write a little more.
“Last Wednesday I went for a walk in Ushuaia and fell about 10 metres.
“I waited for rescue for a day, disconnected, without taking food or water and also with my pelvis and elbow broken. When they found me I was on the verge of death from hypothermia.”
This footage shows how Eitan was rescued and put in a helicopter (
Eitan was taken to hospital, where he was treated for fractures to his pelvis and one of his arms.
He said: “I don’t understand how I didn’t die.”
Video online shows him having seemingly given up hope at being rescued, with his confront bloodied, recording a video in which he asks rescuers in English to contact his mother.
Eitan said: “When they found me I was on the verge of death from hypothermia.”
Eitan suffered a fractured pelvis and arm (
Other footage shared online shows him being put in a helicopter on a stretcher.
Firefighter Federico De La Torre said Eitan was lucky because at the time of the accident, “the day was very beautiful and the night was not cold” compared to how it usually is.
Eitan thanked his rescuers on social media and praised the medical personnel who are nevertheless treating him at the Ushuaia Regional Hospital.
Eitan said: “I left Israel when I finished my military service. There I decided to go around the world, particularly South America. In fact, my dream was to visit Antarctica and Ushuaia, from where I had read a lot of books. But a few days after arriving in Argentina I suffered the accident that I thought would end everything.”
He additional: “It’s always fun to rediscover how good the human race is. I’m not proud of what happened to me, but I’m glad it ended up that way.
Eitan Shaked was rescued after he shared a message online that was seen by a local rescuer who raised the alarm (
Newsflash) Eitan has thanked medical staff for looking after him while he recovers in hospital (
“After I got sick with cancer a few years ago, dealing with death up close for the second time in my life is not an easy thing.
“Take care of yourself and be responsible. A piece of advice for all travellers: Fly on your trip, but try not to fly off your trip.”
The film 127 Hours is about adventurer Aron Ralston who becomes retained when a boulder falls on his arm.
Over five days, he makes the agonising decision to cut his arm off to free himself.
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