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US: Hiker missing for almost month found

2012-03-09 13:09

Albuquerque - A woman who had been missing for nearly a month has been found alive in New Mexico's Gila National Forest.

Search crews say they found 31-year-old Margaret Page of Albuquerque on Wednesday.

They say Page was barely able to speak and had lost one third of her body weight, but was able to stay warm thanks to her thick blue sleeping bag.

Page had likely been stranded in the Gila for the past three weeks, eating food she had brought with her and drinking water from a nearby creek.

KRQE-TV says Forest Service workers spotted Page's car by the Gila Trailhead on February 10. But it wasn't until February 25 that the Forest Service ran the plates on the car and realised it belonged to Page and Albuquerque police were contacted.

Comments
  • Bigrp - 2012-03-09 13:26

    See what can happen if you watch Bear Grylls?

      Pythagoras - 2012-03-09 14:04

      Hahaha! Yeah... but she probably did not hunt for any food though...

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