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Man survives after breaking leg in “127 Hours” canyon

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: It sounds like a story that would appear on the humor site The Onion.

A man hiking through a Utah canyon broke his leg and dislocated his shoulder, then survived four days in the desert before finally being discovered, The AP reports. The reason that we’re covering this story on an entertainment site? He was hiking through the exact same canyon as Aron Ralston, the survivor spotlighted in Danny Boyle’s Oscar-nominated “127 Hours.”

Amos Wayne Richards, 64, is a North Carolinian who crawled across Utah after being injured on his solo hike. He’s OK. Canyonlands National Park rangers found Richards after he fell 10 feet in Little Blue John Canyon, which Boyle’s fans will remember as the spot where Ralston went down in 2003.

“I was actually following my GPS, crawling right on top of my feet print that I had hiked in on,” Richards told Charlotte’s CBS affiliate, WBTV.

So stay by your phone, Richards. No doubt Hollywood will be calling soon for the rights to your triumphant story of perseverance and survival.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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