Woman endures 17 days lost in the rainforest
By T.K. Randall
October 9, 2014 · 19 comments
Fraser survived alone for 17 days in the Australian rainforest. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.5 Diliff
Mother-of-three Shannon Fraser went missing for over two weeks prompting an extensive search effort.
Fraser vanished back in September near Golden Hole, Queensland just two days after proposing to her boyfriend.
Her disappearance sparked a massive search and rescue operation by local authorities who scoured the rainforest in the surrounding region for any signs of her whereabouts.
Everyone was stunned when she turned up alive 17 days later just a short distance from where she was last seen.
Having had no tools or supplies the resourceful 30-year-old had reportedly survived by drinking water from streams and by eating fish and insects. Her body was covered in bruises, cuts and bites while her feet were in such a poor state that she had to undergo surgery shortly after being found. She had also suffered extensive burns on her back due to prolonged exposure to the sun.
"She's still in shock and traumatised," said her brother Dylan Fraser. "Shannon won't be speaking publicly to anyone until she is feeling well enough. Doctors are still very worried about her physical and mental state after such a hectic ordeal."
The 30-year-old is now believed to be resting comfortably in hospital.
Source: Courier Mail
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