Woman Found Alive After 49 Days In Wilderness - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Stranded Woman's Condition Upgraded To Good

UPDATE>>>Doctors in Idaho have upgraded the condition of a Canadian woman who survived seven weeks in the remote northeastern Nevada mountains.

St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls elevated 56-year-old Rita Chretien's condition to good on Tuesday.

A search team is looking for her husband, 59-year-old Albert Chretien.

The couple from Penticton, British Columbia, strayed onto a mountain road en route to Las Vegas in March.

Albert Chretien left their van on March 22 to find help and never returned. Searchers are holding out the slim hope he found shelter.

Rita Chretien survived by rationing trail mix and hard candy. Surrounded by family, she had a dinner of salmon, rice and green beans Monday night  and a breakfast burrito with homemade salsa Tuesday morning.
      

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