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Rescued Hiker Airlifted to Safety After 17 Days in Hawaii Forest

Amanda Eller, a woman who lived off plants, moths, and whatever came to hand while lost for 17 days in a Hawaii forest, was found with an injured leg and bad sunburn, but otherwise unharmed on Friday, May 24, the Star-Advertiser reported. Javier Cantellops, a member of the search team, recorded this video of Eller being lifted to safety by helicopter after his team spotted her from the air. Eller got lost on May 8 on what should have been a 3-hour hike in Makawao Forest Reserve, the New York Times reported. “I was getting so skinny that I was really starting to doubt if I could survive,” Eller told the paper. Credit: Javier Cantellops via Storyful
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