FL: Hunter's ordeal in the Everglades: 4 days lost in the swamp
November 22, 2009
Southside grad's ordeal in the Everglades: 4 days lost in the swamp
NAPLES, Fla. -- Going out on his own to hunt deer in the heart of the
Everglades where he'd never been before was the "dumbest" thing he could
have done, Jamey Mosch said.
On Sunday, Mosch, 30, of North Fort Myers, recounted his fight for
survival during the four days he was lost in the swamp before he was rescued
Friday and hospitalized.
During that time, the graduate of Elmira's Southside High School lost
most of his clothes, his shotgun, cell phone and other belongings in the Big
Cypress National Preserve.
His knee was thrown out of joint slogging his way through muck. He
subsisted by eating raw catfish, bull frogs and sips of spring water before
being found by a bloodhound named Max and his handlers.
"It was the dumbest thing. It's literally the worst thing I've ever
experienced," said Mosch, sitting in a wheelchair and talking to reporters
Sunday at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples, Fla., where he is
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