Alive after 18 days in a ravine – the tourist who went for a walk

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-the-tourist-who-went-for-a-walk-2308119.html

    A Dutch tourist was rescued yesterday after surviving for 18 days in a ravine without food or shelter amid the seaside cliffs near Malaga.

    Mary-Anne Goossens, a 48-year-old mother of two, was spotted by a group of hikers near the source of the river Chillar, outside the resort town of Nerja, where she left for a picturesque hike on 16 June. She was trapped between rocks and two waterfalls along the river.

    Rescue workers called it a "miracle" as Ms Goossens hobbled from rescue helicopter to the emergency unit of the hospital, alert and speaking, after her ordeal. She said she was "weak and hungry" but she was reported to be in good condition.

    Ms Goossens, a librarian from the southern village of Stramproy in the Netherlands, had planned a 10-day holiday in Nerja, with excursions to Sierra Almijara Natural Park and other must-see natural spots. She kept in constant contact with her two sons back home until the hike. Her last known movement was a taxi ride to the village of Frigiliana, a starting point to explore the park.
     
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    LOL! :p
     
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    It seems there's always a story about somebody that goes out hiking in the woods and either gets eaten, has to chew his own arm off or gets lost for a month.

    I'm sorry but in this day and age I'm not going anywhere without the technology to get me out of trouble. Whether it's an emergency GPS locator, a sat phone, whatever. It makes no sense to want to "commune with nature" and put yourself in the position to die of exposure when you don't have to.
     

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