An elderly man in Scotland has survived being trapped in his upside-down car for three days by gathering rain in a handkerchief and dabbing it on his lips.
Dr Alastair McFadyen, 77, was travelling home from Dunoonon to Strathlachlan on Scotland's east coast last week when his car plunged into a river and became half-submerged, the Mirror reports.
Dr McFadyen became trapped and was unable to reach the water to drink, or access the food he had in his car boot.
"I tried shouting for help but it didn’t work. The food I had just bought was in the boot along with my mobile," he said.
"I was able to dip a handkerchief into raindrops on the outside of the vehicle to moisten my lips."
Three days later mushroom gatherer Leif Brag found skid marks on the road which led him to the crash site.
"I shouted to see if anyone was in there and he replied," Mr Brag told the Mirror.
"He was shaking but did not appear to have any major injuries."
Mr McFadyen continues to recover in hospital.
Author: Sophie Cousins, Approving editor: Matthew Henry