SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- (AP) A Maine woman who endured four days without food and shelter in the remote southern Utah high desert says her faith and medical background helped her pull through the ordeal.
Physician assistant Victoria Grover, 59, of Wade, was recovering in a Utah hospital after being rescued Saturday in a rugged section of Dixie National Forest, north of the town of Escalante.
She told reporters on Sunday that she set out on a short day hike Tuesday with no food and only light clothing, and her problems began when she broke a leg on the return hike about 2½ miles from the trailhead.
The Mormon church member says while she was hungry and experienced pain, the worst part of the ordeal was the freezing nighttime temperatures and boredom she endured.
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