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Four-year-old survives 11 days lost in forest

By T.K. Randall
August 14, 2014 · Comment icon 25 comments

The girl was eventually found very much alive after 11 days. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Donar Reiskoffer
A little girl somehow survived almost two weeks alone in a remote bear-infested forest in Siberia.
Karina Chikitova had been on her way to visit her father in Russia's northeastern Sakha region when, having discovered that he had gone out in to the forest to fight a wildfire, she decided to wander in to the woods to find him with nothing but her pet dog for company.

The alarm was soon raised when she didn't come back and search parties were organized in an effort to find her. Rescuers were forced to restrict their searches and could only venture out in the presence of special forces due to the abundance of bears.
Incredibly, the girl was found a full 11 days later very much alive but somewhat emaciated. Her whereabouts were discovered after her dog had turned up at a local village, providing rescue teams the opportunity to follow its trail back to her location approximately four miles away.

"It's simply incredible that she was found safe with so much wildlife in the forest," said a spokesman.

It is believed that the four-year-old survived by eating berries and drinking from streams while her dog kept her warm at night and scared away predators while she slept.

Source: Telegraph | Comments (25)




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Comment icon #16 Posted by Calibeliever 10 years ago
I do love a happy ending
Comment icon #17 Posted by bobb73 10 years ago
Wow amazing story, thanks for posting this!
Comment icon #18 Posted by qxcontinuum 10 years ago
She is Russian. .... These ppl are overbuilt!
Comment icon #19 Posted by Sundew 10 years ago
By that age she has already had two years survival training by the KGB!
Comment icon #20 Posted by Ashyne 10 years ago
She will soon star in a new series, a spin-off of Survivorman, called Survivortoddler.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Silent Trinity 10 years ago
Beat that Rambo, she needs to be fast tracked through to the Spetsnaz I think lol. Seriously though, I bet her parents were relieved afterwards and I am really glad she was found safe and well, a thankfully happy ending...
Comment icon #22 Posted by hellwyr 10 years ago
I watched the video she didn't look scared at all....Now she has an interesting story to tell when she grows up
Comment icon #23 Posted by Beacon_Field 10 years ago
The dog scared away predators? If only all those kids had a dog when Jimmy Savile was about.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Kaikou 10 years ago
She will soon star in a new series, a spin-off of Survivorman, called Survivortoddler. I would watch that. Much better than most of the other stuff on tv. As long as we don't see any Battle Royale style twists.
Comment icon #25 Posted by stevemagegod 10 years ago
It's amazing she didn't eat a poison berry while out there. But I guess this goes to show you that survival instincts are natural and don't need to be taught if push comes to shove.


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