Girl survives 6 days in Siberian wilderness
July 31, 2017 | 23 comments
This is not a place you'd ever want to be stranded. Image Credit: Andrey Pivovarov
14-year-old Yana Tamocheva went missing while picking berries in Siberia's remote Krasnoyarsk region.
For six days and nights she battled low temperatures, torrential rains and the ever-present danger of bears and wolves. She survived by eating berries and grass and by drinking from streams and rivers.
230 police, national guard and military personnel were deployed in an effort to locate her while a search-and-rescue helicopter combed the forests and rivers for any sign of her whereabouts.
By the time she was rescued, they had searched over 700 square kilometers of forest.
The incident mirrors the disappearance of 15-year-old Nikita Sosunkov in the same region of Siberia only one month prior. Sadly though, unlike Yana, Nikita did not make it out alive.
Authorities believe that he was killed by wild animals while trying to reach safety.
Source: Siberian Times
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