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04/11/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jason Pede Survives Three Days On Mountain Dew, Snow (VIDEO)

A 31-year-old Indiana man says he had no food, but kept himself hydrated with Mountain Dew and snow while he was stuck in his snow-covered SUV in southwestern Colorado for three days.

Pede, who was delivering a rescue dog to Aspen, Colorado, was told that he could use a short-cut through the Rio Grande National Forest, where his car became stuck in snow reached roughly the hood of his Lincoln Navigator.

Pede was rescued Sunday morning after his car ran out of fuel and he was forced to walk 7 miles through the snow to the nearest roadway.

Pede told the AP, 'That was my only way on not dying, I guess.'

Watch Jason Pede's amazing story: