An Arizona woman and her bird-dog stranded in the state’s White Mountain for nine daytimes were rescued thanks to her resourcefulness.
Ann Rodgers, 72 , spelled out the word “HELP” on a valley storey, NBC News reported. Rescue employees in a helicopter spotted the meaning on Saturday, nine daytimes after she was reported missing on March 31, according to Reuters. Shortly afterwards, saviors met Rodgers in the same area, standing near a signal fire. She also left a handwritten tone under one of the stones explaining her quandary .
Rodgers had been driving from Tucson to Phoenix to saw her grandchildren, but got lost and ran out of gas. She became even more lost — and separated from her automobile — after climbing several ridges in an attempt to get cell phone service.
“The probabilities of noticing her alive were really low-grade, ” Gila County Sheriff’s Detective Johnny Holmes told The Guardian . “It’s a miracle on its own that she’s still here rendered she was out there that many days.”
But when asked by an NBC 12 reporter whether she felt like a miracle, Rodgers greeted, “No, what I feel like is a survivor.”
Rodgers and her pup endured by drinking pond water and eating floras she knew were safe to deplete. Rescue proletarians brought her to a infirmary, and she used released in only a few hours.
Her rescue is bizarrely reminiscent of a floor from last week of three Micronesian guys stranded on an uninhabited island “whos” rescued after spelling out “HELP” in palm fronds .