Robert Root after a two-day search for him in Northern California. / KXTV-TV
A Northern California man survived two days in snowy, mountainous conditions after he was separated from his running group.
Robert Root, 55, of Modesto, was wearing only a light jacket, shorts and running shoes when he was discovered Tuesday afternoon, said Placer County sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin, according to the Associated Press.
Root became separated from his running group on the Western States Trail Sunday morning after taking a wrong turn.
Root found himself on a cliff overlooking the American River and stayed in bushes for warmth, reports KXTV-TV in Sacramento.
Root said he survived on energy supplements and a small amount of water he carried with him, Erwin told the AP. When Root couldn't stop shaking, he compressed and released his muscles to stay warm, she said.
Roots' running group, the Shadowchase Running Club, posted on Facebook Tuesday that he had spent a couple hours in the hospital getting fluids.
"He has been released and is relaxing with family," according to the Facebook post.
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