In 2009, 9-year-old Grayson Wynne was hiking through Ashley National Forest in northern Utah on his way to camp at Daggett Lake when he was separated from his group. According to the Daily Mail, what happened next was nothing short of miraculous. Wynne thought about his wilderness idol, Bear Grylls of the show Man Vs. Wild, and used what he learned from that program to stay alive. As the sun started to go down, the boy found shelter under a fallen tree to stay warm, and when he awoke in the morning he started tearing up his bright yellow jacket and tying the pieces to trees to alert any searchers that he was in the area. Eventually, he heard a helicopter flying above and flagged it down with the last remaining scrap of his coat.
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