Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Monday, May 16, 2011

Follow-up to the Cretien Survival Story

The Montreal Gazette has a good follow-up to Mrs. Cretien's experience.

Survivors' stories offer clues to what keeps us alive, despite odds.
For 48 days 56-year-old Rita Chretien survived inside this van, alone in the Nevada wilderness. Her story is remarkable, but not unheard of, say experts.
Two days after Rita Chretien was found alive in northeast Nevada's remote high desert, her son -- still wearing a look of disbelief on his face -- told reporters at the hospital he didn't know she had it in her.

Just goes to show, Raymond Chretien said, "miracles happen."

Even the doctor sitting next to him was stunned the 56-year-old Penticton, woman had survived seven weeks alone with little food or water.

She beat some "overwhelming odds," he said.

To read the entire article go here.

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