A 71-year-old woman and her dog were found alive Sunday after being stranded for six days in Olympic National Park.
The Peninsula Daily News reports the woman, Sajean E. Geer, from the Port Angeles area, was spotted by a helicopter crew Sunday afternoon. Ground crews soon made contact with her and her dog, a terrier-Chihuahua named Yoda.
Geer was hungry and thirsty but uninjured except for minor scratches. She told rescuers she had been in the park since July 17 and had survived by drinking water she found nearby.
Geer was reported missing by her brother in Seattle on July 19. She was last heard from two days before that, according to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.
The Seattle Times reports Geer was found about 10 miles south of Port Angeles by rangers with the U.S. National Park Service. They had been searching for nearly a week.
She was evacuated at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday by a Coast Guard helicopter and taken to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles.