The US' Lassen county sheriff's office shared on Facebook the ordeal of the 52-year-old Sheena Gullett had gone through for six days in a remote northern California forest after being stranded due to the car breakdown.
Yogurt and snow were the only food for her survival in the deep forest, says the official. Gullett was with her 48-year-old friend Justin Lonich in the car that they rode to Little Valley on dirt roads off Highway 44 on 14 April when they met their accident.
According to authorities, both the people spent their night inside the car when there was heavy snow falls, only to find the car battery was dead in the next morning. Decided to walk towards the highway, they strode but Gullett could not walk with the same pace as did Lonich from whose sight Gullett went off as far he could not locate her.
Lonich who lost Gullett found a shelter and set a campfire for the night and resumed his walk towards the highway. On 17 April, Lonich reached the highway and hitched a ride to the town of Susanville, where he reported that Gullett was stranded.
A search was conducted by ground, and also by air when the weather was clear. Gullett said she saw a helicopter fly overhead days before she was rescued, but that it missed her because of the thick forest, according to authorities.
A sheriff's sergeant found the vehicle on 20 April, and Gullett emerged. The sheriff's office said she was very emotional but physically OK after rationing a six-pack of yogurt over six days and eating snow.