A man who was dragged away by a wild bear and feared dead has been found alive.
The man who was rescued after surviving a month in the den of a brown bear drank his own urine to survive.
Alexander broke his spine fighting the bear, and survived in the den for a month by drinking his own wee.
Brown bears usually drag their prey into their lair and save it for later, meaning Alexander was likely its next meal.
But a group of Russian hunters found him after their dogs refused to move on past the den.
Hunters checked inside the cave and saw what they thought was a mummy, only to find Alexander in an emaciated state.
On death’s door, he was rushed to hospital where they found his shocking injuries.
He told doctors: “The bear preserved me as food for later.”
It is believed the bear overpowered Alexander before dragging him off.
The bear bait can be seen in footage with a long beard, struggling to open his eyes.
His severely rotting flesh and severe injuries also make for grim viewing.
Doctors added: “The man remembers his first name but not his age and was reportedly in the den for around one month until he was released alive.
Local medics say they cannot explain how the man survived such injuries.”
Medics also said it is a miracle he survived.
The Tuva region, where Alexander was found, is known as a favoured holiday destination for Vladimir Putin.
The exact location where he was found has not been revealed.
Culled from DailyStar