Elderly Woman Survives 3 Days in Ravine

New Zealand woman rescued after crash


An elderly woman is alive after crashing 920 feet into a ravine in New Zealand’s North Island, then waiting three days to be rescued. Shirley Loft was discovered sitting under a tree after one of her neighbors launched a search and noticed scuff marks at the edge of a road. Loft, in her 70s, had managed to crawl out of her vehicle, and survived by drinking water from a nearby stream. She was rescued by helicopter and taken to a hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries.

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