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Friday, September 07, 2007


Given up for dead, a 76-year-old woman, missing for nearly two weeks, was found alive in a mountainous region of Eastern Oregon after she disappeared while bow hunting with her husband.

Doris Anderson suffered a hip injury and was dehydrated, but alert after surviving, in light clothing, the rugged terrain of the Wallowa Mountains where temperatures dipped overnight into the 30s.

Anderson and her husband, Harold, 74, had been pulling a utility trailer with their Chevy Tahoe when the vehicle got stuck, and Harold Anderson broke his wrist removing the trailer.

Walking for help, the couple became exhausted and Doris tried to return to their vehicle. A disoriented Harold Anderson later was found by a hunting party.

Guess they believed the Tahoe advertising:

Moral of the story? Never buy a car you can't push.

On a side note, Doris' sister-in-law credited the tough senior citizen's survival to prayer and Anderson's healthy lifestyle.


More on the story here.

Photo of the Wallowa Mountains by Marc Shandro

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Anonymous Pete said...

It's amazing in this country how much beautiful,wide open space still remains. We speak of the "urban sprawl" and all our mega malls. Looking to this and the story of the missing pilot Steve Fosset in Neveda,one gets a sense of just how expansive our beloved USA is.
I hope one day before becoming too old to go out and look for America.Perhaps I can traverse the Lewis and Clark route,taking along
a GPS unit of course.

Fri Sep 07, 12:16:00 PM  
Blogger Maricello said...

and a cell phone

Fri Sep 07, 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Gee, she should've been able to catch some dinner with the bow at least.

Sun Sep 09, 06:57:00 PM  

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