Found Alive HI - Amanda Eller, 35, Trail near Makawao, Maui, 8 May 2019 #2

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  1. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    If you are going to be lost in a remote area, Hawaii is the best option. There are often waterfalls, making it possible to find ok drinking water. And there are also wild fruits and edible flowers, if one knows what is what.
     
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  2. Plumeria5

    Plumeria5 Well-Known Member

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    Just checked in to the amazing news!!
    Aloha, Amanda!! Over 2 weeks! Now shs is a "real" Survivor!!
     
  3. crhedBngr

    crhedBngr Well-Known Member

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    So very glad to see this!
     
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    eucalyptuz Well-Known Member

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    How very, very Awesome! It’s not often we use this word these days with its true meaning: Inspiring awe.
    Amanda, you are Awesome, your 16 days alone in the jungle is an awesome feat and your crew of rescuers and searchers are an awsome bunch of people!
    Such good news! Yay humans!
     
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  5. SeesSeas

    SeesSeas FLORIDIAN

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    Eller had lost her shoes and was barefoot, but was wearing the same clothes that she had on when she went missing. . .
    https://mauinow.com/2019/05/24/amanda-eller-possibly-found-in-forest-alive/
    Amanda Eller: Found in Forest Alive
    Maui Now has received reports from volunteer search organizers that Amanda Eller has been found alive about five miles from the Makawao Forest base camp site, close to Twin Falls in the Haʻikū forest, deep in a gulch.

    Shortly before 5:15 p.m., team leader, Chris Berquist spoke to us via phone saying, “We found her alive and well. She just got delivered to the heliport and is on her way to the hospital… she is walking and healthy. She was just very lost.”

    Berquist said he was conducting an air search along with Javier Cantellops and Troy (one of the hunters assisting) were up in a helicopter when they spotted Eller.

    “We got dropped off on a bluff up top. We hiked down to her while Air 1 was on its way. Air 1 sent in a basket and they littered her out; and the Air 1 also pulled us out and dropped us off on a bluff. Then our original helicopter came back and picked us up,” said Berquist.

    She was very aware, very alert. She looks a little skinnier than she was last time, I think, and she’s a little tanner than she was, but other than that, perfectly healthy,” he said.

    Berquist said Eller seemed a little confused and a little overwhelmed, but was, “holding it together.”

    According to Berquist, Eller had lost her shoes and was barefoot, but was wearing the same clothes that she had on when she went missing on May 8, 2019.

    “She had been eating plants for several days and staying alive,” said Berquist.
    [...]
     
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  6. mistivon

    mistivon Verified Insider - Maricela Garcia

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    Hollllllllllld on, I just see Found Alive wtf going bk now
     
  7. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    very interested in the details of what she ate/drank/how she survived/if she had an injury
     
  8. Traymar

    Traymar Well-Known Member

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    Welcome home, Amanda! What perseverance - by both Amanda and her rescuers!

    So freaking happy right now!
     
  9. mistivon

    mistivon Verified Insider - Maricela Garcia

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    Between Amanda and Kenneth both being true miracles, it just shows you the importance of faith and perseverance. We see so many bad or deceitful outcomes that we are jaded and cynical (well most of us). These cases are excellent reminders that there is good in the world and we should always hold on to hope.
    I wish Amanda and her family the very best.
     
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    Bugurl747 Well-Known Member

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    WoW! I peeked in on the thread and saw the wonderful news!!

    ((((GROUP HUG and high fives to all))))


    What a great team that was put in place and in charge of this search. She is ALIVE!


    I'm so happy and want to revel in this for a bit. What a shining moment here in Websleuths!

    It was great sleuthing with you all and appreciated all the brainstorming and insight :D

    Whoooo Hooo!!!!
     
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  11. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    who is Kenneth?
     
  12. aust amateur slueth

    aust amateur slueth Well-Known Member

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    The only word I can think of to describe Amanda being found alive is

    ELATION!

    thrilled for her family and friends.
     
  13. whitelilac

    whitelilac Well-Known Member

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    I've just learned of this astounding news !!!!
    I had the tab open all day while I was gone (in the ER, ok now though) ....and checked as soon as I got home. My first reaction....oh no, something is new, and not good.......about 8 pages worth. I didn't see the "alive" notification.
    O.M.G. !! :)
    I'm thrilled and so happy for Amanda, her family, Ben, the rescuers who NEVER quit with their dogged determination.
    Kudos to the entire community !
    Miraculous....what a resilient woman Amanda is !
    Brilliant news !!!
     
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    Color me happy. So many people intending for Amanda. Amazing, folks, amazing.
     
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    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    I've been flying high all night over this. Such joy. We need news like this on here!!
     
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    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Oh my. Looks like she has majorly infected feet/ankles poor thing!!

    What she endured. Man.

    Findamanda
     
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    I woke in the middle of the night and opened the computer. What a wonderful message....!!! I am so happy for her and the family and friends who supported her. Great News...!!!
     
  18. wary

    wary Well-Known Member

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    How did that happen?!?! Still—she’s alive!

    And it’s nothing that modern medicine can’t handle.
     
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  19. LietKynes

    LietKynes "What do you despise? By this you are truly known"

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    SO happy for her and her family !!!!!!
    *dancing* :)
     
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    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Probably being wet and sunburned and and no soap! They must really hurt!

    Here's a link to a dateline promo. It's interesting to hear the boyfriend talk about he felt during the search and how he felt after.

    He's somone whose intuition should be trusted!

    Findamanda
     
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