SUPERIOR (WKOW) -- A snowmobiler's joyride turned into a fight for his life.
Craig Friebe of Superior is still recovering from the ordeal, in which he spent 50 hours in the cold.
Five weeks ago, he was snowmobiling when he got lost and ran out of gas about 30 miles from home.
Friebe didn't have food, water or a phone, so he started walking.
As night fell on his almost third day, he says he began to fade and he started praying.
"I'm dying. I'm slowly shutting down I can feel it, just all cold, and starting to feel cold all the way through. I was calling her name, come Sunday, I was yelling for her," said Friebe.
He eventually made his way to a road and a plow driver found him.
Friebe lost eight toes to frostbite and caught gangrene on the back of his right foot.
He's expected to recover but he'll likely have to learn to walk again.
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