World of the Bizarre
Woman survives 9 days in the Arizona wilds
By T.K. Randall
April 13, 2016 · 21 comments
The Arizona wilderness can be a dangerous place. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Bureau of Land Management
72-year-old Ann Rodgers was forced to drink pond water to stay alive after becoming lost in Arizona.
Rodgers, who had been driving from Tucson to Phoenix to see her grandchildren, became lost while trying to traverse the White Mountains and ended up running out of fuel in the middle of nowhere.
She lasted for several days on emergency rations that she had kept in her car but once these had run out she had little choice but to start foraging for other sources of food.
She was eventually rescued after nine days in the wilderness by a flight crew who managed to locate her thanks to a "help" sign she'd created on the ground using sticks and rocks.
Despite suffering from exposure she was found to be in surprisingly good health.
Source: Sky News
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