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After missing for nine days, US hiker found alive

After missing for nine days, US hiker found alive

August 31, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 31 — A badly hurt missing woman who endured nine days without food in the fire-threatened Californian wilderness has been found alive in what rescuers called an “utterly amazing” story of survival. Miyuki Harwood, 62, was taken to hospital with broken bones and severe exhaustion after going missing during a hiking trip on August 20 in an inhospitable section of Fresno County. An increasingly desperate Harwood survived by drinking water from a creek, before... Read more

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Attendees salute as a family member of the deceased, holding a ceremonial chrome-plated pulaski tool, exits at the end of a memorial for US Forest Service firefighters in Wenatchee, Washington August 31, 2015. — Reuters pic

Attendees salute as a family member of the deceased, holding a ceremonial chrome-plated pulaski tool, exits at the end of a memorial for US Forest Service firefighters in Wenatchee, Washington August 31, 2015. — Reuters pic