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27 June, Thursday


Hawaii hiker found alive after two weeks missing

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A woman has been found alive more than two weeks after she went missing on Maui, Hawaii.

Amanda Eller, 35, was last seen on 8 May. Family and friends had launched an intense search effort and offered a cash reward for her safe return.

Ms Eller was found on Friday when she waved down a rescue helicopter.

Reports say she got lost and injured while hiking in the area. Photographs show her dirty and slightly injured, but smiling after being rescued.

On one video, taken at a local hospital, Ms Eller's father said he was "bawling like a baby" when his daughter was found.

Ms Eller's car and mobile phone had been found in the Makawao Forest Reserve car park - leading family and friends to suspect she had got lost while hiking.

Her boyfriend had been the last person to see her, and said he "strongly" felt she was in the forest.

Fifteen days after she was reported missing, three search team members reportedly spotted her on Friday in a deep ravine.

BBC

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