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American pensioner survived, lost in the mountains for 9 days

on Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:47 am
72-year-old Ann Rogers, who lives in Tucson, March 31 went to Phoenix to visit grandchildren. This writes the National Geographic's .

The distance between these two major Arizona cities is about 190 kilometers. The trip woman took her dog. Until the destination was about 60 kilometers away, when her hybrid car ran out of fuel, and the charger has been unloaded. This occurred in an uninhabited forested mountainous terrain, and Rogers tried to call for help on the phone. However, there was no signal, and the woman with the dog left the car to call another place. Finding it climbed one hill after the other of the signal, and as a result lost. Without waiting for my grandmother and grandchildren on alert. To search for rescuers were involved, but the inspection area from a helicopter did not give results, and the chance of finding the woman alive, it seemed, was no longer there. Only 9 April, the air was seen built of dry sticks and stones inscription «Help» - «Help». At this place also the rescuers found a note dated April 3. In it the woman reported that the lost has no food and water, but plans to move down the canyon. Soon, Rogers was found. Both she and her dog were weakened and dehydrated, but in general good health. After seeing the woman, the doctors did not even find a reason to leave her in the hospital. According to an elderly American, she ate plants, and water supply helped to make up the presence of the mountains small reservoirs. The dog, apparently hunted small animals. Representatives from the Arizona Department of Public Safety reminds all travelers that before the trip should not only become familiar with the route, but also to ensure a sufficient amount of fuel. The fact that an elderly woman has held in extreme conditions for so long, was not injured, they call a miracle.

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