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Press conference at Brewster hospital about plane crash survivor

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A press conference with doctors and family members of Autumn Veatch's is expected at 4pm on Tuesday in Brewster A press conference with doctors and family members of Autumn Veatch's is expected at 4pm on Tuesday in Brewster
BREWSTER, Wash. -

UPDATE: The press conference has been delayed. It is unknown exactly when it will start, but it is possible it will start at the earliest around 4:30pm, but possibly not until 5pm. We will still be streaming it, so please keep checking back.

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A little more than 24 hours after being admitted to the Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster, family members say 16-year-old plane crash survivor Autumn Veatch is doing well and has been sleeping a lot. 

SHERIFF: Grandparents did not survive plane crash

Veatch was flying in a plane with her step-grandparents from Montana to western Washington over the weekend when the plane crashed. According to a 911 call Veatch made after being picked up by a passing motorist two days later, Veatch is the only one who survived the crash. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers says Veatch walked away from the crash, found a trailhead, and was eventually picked up and taken to a store in Mazama, Washington. 

Doctors say Autumn is suffering from rhabdomialaysis, or a muscle breakdown due to lack of water and food and having to walk a significant distance.

The search for the wreckage is ongoing. 

A press conference with doctors and a family representative is scheduled for 4:00pm Tuesday at the hospital in Brewster. You can watch it in the video player above. 

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