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A happy ending
#1
To survive 15 days alone with no gun or food, well done girl. I love the way they block her face only to show a full face photo  minusculebiggrin
Quote:By The Siberian Times reporter

24 August 2018
Svetlana Evai ate unripe berries for 15 days after getting lost in tundra with family fearing she had been attacked by brown bear.
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Svetlana Evai, in the middle, pictures soon after she was found in tundra by her uncle. Picture: Investigative Committee
A major search in the north of Gydan peninsula found the schoolgirl alive but needing urgent medical care in a ‘grave’ condition.
She was flown by a search helicopter to a local hospital.
Despite suffering from exposure medics said ‘her vital organs are safe’ and ‘there is no threat to her life’.
'Her blood pressure and heart beat are stable,' said Eldar Faradjev, chief doctor of Tazovsky central hospital.
Late summer temperatures gyrated from 2C to 27C, but the nights were cold and  Svetlana is known to have become wet. 
She survived on wild cranberries, black and red currents, and cloudberries.
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Svetlana - from a nomadic reindeer herding family - became lost on the way to find her brother at a camp.
'The girl was discovered alive but she needs medical help,’ announced Elena Demyanova, an official with the Investigative Committee in Yamalo-Nenets autonomous region.
Svetlana - from a nomadic reindeer herding family - became lost on the way to find her brother at a camp some 7km from her home. 
She was at risk from brown bears and polar wolves, say experts.
'When she went missing, people were worried because the bears are roaming very close,’ said one source.
She was ‘constantly trying to find her way back’ but was unable to do so. 
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She was flown by a search helicopter to a local hospital. 
Senior doctor Alexander Bukharov - an expert in polar survival - said of er being found: ‘It is miracle.’
Head of the search Vitaly Pavlyuchkov said: 'It helped that there was a lot of water in the tundra, so she had no problem drinking. 
'The Gydan tundra is soaked with water. 
'When you walk along the tundra in summer you are almost knee-deep.
'This water is very clean, much cleaner than in pipes. 
'She ate berries, and they are not completely ripe at this time.’
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‘Her father and brothers were looking for her, using deer and three sledges.'
Svetlana is known to have injuries to her knees and legs - as if she was forced to crawl at some points. 
Her family searched for her in the remote territory and called in the emergency services after three days. 
She was eventually located by her uncle Ivan Evai - 15 days after going missing. 
Irina Yar, her aunt, said: 'It was a big shock and great joy for us. 
‘Her father and brothers were looking for her, using deer and three sledges (on the wet grassy tundra). 
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Gydan tundra from above. Cloudberries in Gydan tundra. 
‘We looked on foot closer to our camp but did not find any trace.
‘Then Ivan suddenly found her.
‘She was just walking towards him.’
Svetlana is now recovering in hospital in Tazovsky.
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#2
That is a Very Happy Ending.  minusculeclap
It was the way she was raised that helped her survive.
She knew what to eat even when the berries are not ripe.
She most likely knew how to hide her scent from the predatory animals as well.
That is another reason her family didn't give up on her after 15 days alone in that kind of environment.

She and her people are survivors. 



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#3
University and college youngsters please take note, not everything is doom.
Well done Svetlana.
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(08-24-2018, 08:46 PM)BIAD Wrote: University and college youngsters please take note, not everything is doom.
Well done Svetlana.

Those University and College Students would have died as soon as their cell phone/mobile device battery did, with out a way to recharge it.
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(08-24-2018, 08:53 PM)guohua Wrote:
(08-24-2018, 08:46 PM)BIAD Wrote: University and college youngsters please take note, not everything is doom.
Well done Svetlana.

Those University and College Students would have died as soon as their cell phone/mobile device battery did, with out a way to recharge it.

tinylaughing I believe you're right Ms. G. 

Glad she was found safe.   smallgreenbananadancer



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(08-24-2018, 08:53 PM)guohua Wrote:
(08-24-2018, 08:46 PM)BIAD Wrote: University and college youngsters please take note, not everything is doom.
Well done Svetlana.

Those University and College Students would have died as soon as their cell phone/mobile device battery did, with out a way to recharge it.

First, a public service announcement for snowflakes who go into the wilderness thinking they will have all of the comforts of home:

Get one of these before you go outside your front door.

Or at least one of these.

Second, get a load of that tundra - everything looks exactly the same in any direction you look, and it's all flat as a tabletop. I don't know how far I could walk there without getting lost. The upside is that since everything looks exactly the same, I'd never know that I was lost, and just keep plodding along!

I guess there is always a plus to always being wherever you are!
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