Water from puddles, no food: In new Zealand national Park lost Couple rescued after 19 days

Dion Reynolds and Jessica O'connor were on 8. To broken of may, a Camping Trip, only five days should last. In the dense fog, they lost orientation and got los

Water from puddles, no food: In new Zealand national Park lost Couple rescued after 19 days

Dion Reynolds and Jessica O'connor were on 8. To broken of may, a Camping Trip, only five days should last. In the dense fog, they lost orientation and got lost. For a large-scale search operation was launched.

13 days without food and boiled water from puddles

The two time survived in the Wilderness with lighter injuries that they had moved on to the desperate search for drinking water: Reynolds twisted with the ankle, O'connor suffered a contusion to the back.

Reynolds told Radio New Zealand the dangerous Situation. The fog did take three days: "We were lost at this time." To not die of thirst he and his companion had drawn in this time, water from a puddle and boiled. dpa Missing hiker found after three weeks, live - they had lost their way in a new Zealand national Park.

"were There 13 days without food," Reynolds said in the Interview. After the fog had cleared, had O'connor, and he found, fortunately, but that there was close to a clean water drive "which has kept us alive".

the helicopter had overlooked the Pair rescue a week later,

a helicopter flew over the two walkers away, the Pilot saw it. A week later, they were lucky and were discovered by a helicopter crew. Anyway, they have always tried to think positive and hope not to give up, they said.

"If Jess and I woke up in the morning, we told ourselves, if the rescue comes today, then tomorrow," said Reynolds. As the helicopter had flown out of the national Park, he was rewarded with the "best chocolate bar of my life".

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Updated Date: 28 May 2020, 13:26

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