Canadian Hiker Rescued Near 'Into the Wild' Bus

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'Into the Wild'

The bus has long been a destination for those seeking to retrace the steps of the 24-year-old Chris McCandless.

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Authorities in Alaska say a Canadian man is the latest person to be rescued near an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film Into the Wild.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 22-year-old Matthew Sharp of Manitoba was rescued after he was unable to hike back because of minor injuries and high river levels.

Alaska State Troopers say a personal locator beacon registered to Sharp was activated early Thursday morning. Troopers responded by helicopter and found Sharp, who was flown to Fairbanks.

Into the Wild chronicled the life and death of 24-year-old Chris McCandless, who hiked into the Alaska wilderness in April 1992 with little food and equipment. He was found starved to death in the bus almost four months later.

The bus has long been a destination for those seeking to retrace his steps.

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