Woman Rescued After Being Stranded For Five Days

posted by Shelby Madson -

When Amber Vanhecke's car ran out of gas near the south rim of the Grand Canyon, she did all the right things to help rescuers find her. The 24-year-old Texas woman still spent five days stranded in the sweltering heat, but she had food and water and was finally found, alive and well. 

When she couldn't get a cell phone signal, Vanhecke walked seven miles to a spot where she could call 911. Unfortunately, the called dropped before authorities zeroed in on her location. That's when she spelled out HELP in big letters on the ground using white rocks, which helped responders find her. 

A helicopter crew spotted Vanhecke and she was rescued, then flown to a trama center in Flagstaff. She is definitely looking at the bright side of her ordeal. She said, "I guess I got to cross riding in a helicopter off my bucket list." 

Source: CBS News

Video Source: Fox 10

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