Rescued hiker’s survival story: 17 days in Hawaii forest on berries, river water and smarts

HONOLULU, Hawaii — It had been more than two weeks that she had been lost in a thick Hawaiian forest, and Amanda Eller was at an end.

The 35-year-old doctor of physical therapy was at a place where she could no longer go forward because of the terrain. With a fractured leg and no shoes, she sure wasn’t going to go back.

The area she found herself in had little to no food. She stayed there for a day and a half and, as Eller’s mother and a friend told reporters Saturday as they detailed...

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