Idaho Elk Hunter Survives 5 Nights in Sawtooth Mountains

In July, 24-year-old Jon Francis of Minnesota wandered into Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains and hasn't been seen since. So you can imagine what Bill Helfferich thought while hunting elk in the same area when he realized he was lost . . . and it started to snow. Here, at least, is what the rescue team thought, according to the Casper Star Tribune: "Day three was hopeful, but we had to start thinking of the inevitable here. On day four, hopes begin to drain off. On day five, we don't expect to find people in those conditions at that time of year in that wilderness." And they didn't. Instead, Helfferich manage to walk out on his own. Don't miss his incredible story.