Family gets rescued alive after being lost in forest for six days
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Family gets rescued alive after being lost in forest for six days

Albany : OR : USA | Feb 05, 2012 at 3:37 AM PST
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A family of three was rescued alive after having survived in an Oregon forest for six days without food and shelter.

The Conne family had lost all hope of being found alive after getting lost in an Oregon forest. According to details, the Conne family, consisting of Belinda Conne, Daniel Conne and their son, Michael Conne, remained stranded in an Oregon forest after they lost their way while coming back from a mushroom hunt. The Conne family remained without food, water, shelter or even warm clothing, but still managed to survive for six long days in the forest.

Even though rescue and search parties were dispatched the day after the Conne family was reported missing, they could not be found for six days. Even search helicopters were unable to locate them, as they could not signal to these search helicopters that they were at a particular spot due to heavy vegetation in the forest.

According to the Conne family, they managed to survive in the forest due to the availability of fresh water there. They survived by drinking water from streams and taking shelter in a hollowed-out tree. Then, after almost a week, on Saturday, the Conne family managed to crawl to a clearing, where a search helicopter spotted them several miles outside the community of Gold Beach and took them to a safe place, where they were treated and fed.

After they were airlifted, they were taken to a Gold Beach hospital and treated for their respective injuries. Daniel Conne suffered a back injury, Belinda Conne had hypothermia and their son, Michael Conne, had a sprained foot and frost bite.

"They just got turned around," a rescuer said. "They sought some shelter in a hollowed-out tree and basically they stayed in the same place. But it was heavy vegetation where they were."

According to details, the three of them were "remarkably in pretty good shape" considering the fact that they had remained in the wild for six long days.

The Connes went into the wilderness of the Oregon forest to look for a rare kind of mushrooms and lost their way while on their way back.

Samantha86 is based in New York City, New York, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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