Survival history of the rescued hiker: 17 days in the Hawaiian forest with berries, river water, and intelligence.

Survival history of the rescued hiker: 17 days in the Hawaiian forest with berries, river water, and intelligence.
It had been over two weeks that she had lost in a thick Hawaiian forest, and Amanda Eller had come to an end.

The 35-year-old physiotherapist was in a place where she could no longer move on the ground. With one broken leg and no shoes, I'm sure she was not coming back.

The area where she was was little or no food. She has been there for a day and a half and, as Eller's mother and a friend told reporters on Saturday while rescuing the woman's ordeal, began declaring herself the great possibility that she could die there.

"It was reduced to life and death, and I had to choose." I chose life, although that meant more pain for me, "Eller told CNN affiliate KHON.

She will be She has won
she took berries and guava to eat when she could find them. she drank water only when it was clear. she took care of one knee and was cured with a sunburn so severe that it got infected. she ran out of his shoes, which had been swept away in a flash flood.

She heard the helicopters. They had come before, many times and she had greeted as best she could, but they flew away

On Friday, Javier Cantellops, a friend of Eller, climbed with other seekers in a rented helicopter to find a place where they could access the forest. They were not even really looking for it, but the ways to leave it near the points.

Even so, Cantellops and the others continued to explore the forest down, in search of movement, in search of a sign of life.

And suddenly, there she was She appeared in a ravine and landed nearby. she had to wait for them as they made their way to her but after 17 days.

Eller was in a hospital in Maui on Saturday, surprised her doctor. Yes, she has lost 15 pounds, has a broken left tibia and is treating his infections, but Eller looks "amazing".

"Because of what happened, you can never say it," said Dr. Zora Bulatovic.

Julia, Eller's mother, smiled during a press conference at the hospital and told reporters that her daughter, the sweetest and most loving person, said her mother, had gone on a 3-mile walk on May 8 in a different path than usual when she stopped meditating and then sleeping and then when she woke up

She did not bring her phone, said Julia Eller as she told what her daughter had told her about the ordeal, and was lost in the forest where, as her mother said, "everything looks the same.

Julia Eller said she had moments of desperation for not finding her daughter, but she felt in her heart that Amanda was alive.

"She's a trouper, man, she's a real warrior," her mother said. "And I had no doubt that if anyone could survive, it was her."

Sarah Haynes, the friend of Eller's boyfriend, told the media that Amanda arrived at a place where she started

"She fought, fought, fought and then said, 'Okay, everything you need from me.' Like, dear world, I'm willing to accept it," Haynes said.

Haynes said the helicopter that Cantellops discovered had been paid for about $ 75,000 from a GoFundMe campaign.

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