Elderly Woman Survives 2 Weeks in Oregon Woods


BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — A woman in her seventies has astounded doctors by surviving nearly two weeks in the thick woods of Eastern Oregon’s rugged Wallowa Mountains.
Doctors said Doris Anderson was hours from death when found on Thursday, with a body temperature that had dropped to 90 degrees.
Lost on a hunting trip, the grandmother of seven was lightly clothed and had no supplies or survival gear as overnight temperatures dropped into the 30s during her ordeal.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said her emergency room doctor, Dr. Steve DeLashmutt. “For being out in the mountains for a couple of weeks she was in pretty good shape, amazingly good shape.”
Family members gave her age as 77 Friday but the hospital admissions office and the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles list it as 76.

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