Television Show Helps Utah Boy Survive

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A nine-year old boy and his parents are grateful for television - For it is from Discovery Channel's 'Man vs. Wild', that Grayson Wynne learnt about leaving a trail, which is what helped rescuers find him in Utah's Ashley National Forest.

It all happened on the eve of Fathers Day, when Grayson got separated from his family, while walking in the forest toward a camping site close to Daggert Lake . Soon it was dark and Grayson knew there was no chance of him being found during the night.

Though scared, the little boy tried to keep his cool and think how his hero Bear Grylls would have handled the situation. He recalled from one of the episodes that leaving a trail behind would help anybody who was looking for him.

That's exactly what the Grayson decided to do. Ripping his yellow rain jacket into pieces, he started to tie it around the trees he walked by, just as he had seen on the television show.

Meanwhile, his parents had alerted the authorities and they were out in full force with helicopters and sniffer dogs, scouting the forests.

Though it took them all night to find him, the police said they would have never been able to track him down even in the daylight, had it not been for the trail he had left behind

The nine-year old is now safe and healthy and ready to watch the next episode of 'Man Vs. Wild' - See how useful television can be? Now if you could only convince your parents!

sources:news.scotsman.com,sltrib.com,babble.com.au

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  • btslover22
    btslover22almost 2 years
    woooooooow shout out to bear grylls🤘🐻🐻
    • jill_claire
      jill_claireover 4 years
      that is sad
      • hoppy
        hoppyabout 5 years
        If only my mom knew, I'd be allowed to watch more 📺
        • gameboy333
          gameboy333about 5 years
          i am a boy scout, i can do better.
          • brendanabout 6 years
            this is cool but some people watch cartoons which would never be helpful or could they?:}
            • ManVWildHDabout 6 years
              This is such a cool story :D Big ManVsWild Fan
              • charlotteabout 7 years
                i feel sorry for him ;( he is so smart and brave i think :)
                • Candy101over 7 years
                  That is so brave!!!:):) :) He is also so smart!
                  • mindy910
                    mindy910about 8 years
                    good job boy
                    • mindy910
                      mindy910about 8 years
                      i love man vs food!!!!!! i like the one in the puerto rican resturaunt