Explorer returns back from the jaws of death

Explorer returns back from the jaws of death

Svea : Svalbard and Jan Mayen | Aug 12, 2010 at 2:01 AM PDT
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This has apparently happened to an explorer – he has returned from the jaws of death, literally. He woke up in his tent to discover that his head was in between the jaws of a polar bear who intended to have him for his dinner. The 23-year old Sebastian Plur Nilssen was on a tour of the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard with his friend Ludvig Fjeld – the duo wanted to set a record for the first ever to paddle the 1250 miles around the chain of islands!! The bear was huge and it was flinging poor Sebastian from side to side with the intention of stunning him – that is what polar bears do with the seals. His friend Ludvig had to fire four shots to kill the huge beast and save Sebastian – he was later airlifted for treatment in a hospital.

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