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Girl survives 6 days in Siberian wilderness

By T.K. Randall
July 31, 2017 · Comment icon 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 | Comments (23)

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Comment icon #14 Posted by sees 6 years ago
Nothing about her state of mind, i.e. whether or not she was traumatised.  I would be interested to learn how she spent those 6 days e.g. where she slept, whether she encountered wild animals and (if so) what she did.  Maybe she will write a book about it when she is older!
Comment icon #15 Posted by UFOwatcher 6 years ago
Not sure how much of this is just Russian feel-good PR but glad she is safe. HOWEVER, I've been on many search parties in my lifetime and I know you don't wear Camo because you may become lost and the last thing you want is to be hidden.  Looked like half the search party was in Camo's or least the ones I could see.... Strange.
Comment icon #16 Posted by toast 6 years ago
I was always in the opinion that the grlz from Siberia are more tough than the grlz from, e.g., Cali.
Comment icon #17 Posted by sees 6 years ago
Well, given that there are wild animals there....
Comment icon #18 Posted by Chaldon 6 years ago
Nothing strange, the Soviet heritage it is. It's somehow considered natural that if you're doing a "tough" job you should wear camos. I guess to look more like the brave soldiers I repeat, there are no non-camouflaged gear on the market, at least all the cheap gear is all made from the "standard" tough camo-colored fabric, generally made for the military. Yes, Russian economics is weird. By the way, there are no rangers in Russia. Or, to be precise, there are only "foresters" (???????) who care only about animals and trees (as those are the property of the state), and do not care much for peop... [More]
Comment icon #19 Posted by Hammerclaw 6 years ago
And I've learned never to underestimate a woman, whatever age or origin.
Comment icon #20 Posted by toast 6 years ago
Thats true!
Comment icon #21 Posted by Hammerclaw 6 years ago
What women endure carrying a child and giving birth is inconceivable to a man, They have as powerful, if not more so, a will and the tenacity to survive.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Wickian 6 years ago
What is up with the censoring of her face in those photo's?  Sunglasses would have hidden her face more than what they did there.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Hammerclaw 6 years ago
Kodiak Island, Alaska, Brown Bears are the largest, only surpassed in size by the Polar Bear.

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