What does it feel like to be the person lost, and alone, for days, then weeks on end? Rita Chretien was stranded for 47 days, and survived. This is her story.
Missing Canadian tourist Rita Chretien found alive in Nevada – The Guardian
Seven weeks in wilderness: Rita Chretien recalls her nightmare – The Globe and Mail
Rita Chretien says she was ready to die – Global News
Missing Canadian walked 9 miles before collapsing – Elko Daily
Rita Chretien, who was 56 at the time, was on the verge of starvation when antler hunters riding ATVs spotted the couple’s van. She survived the nearly seven-week ordeal on trail mix, hard candy and melted snow.
Albert Chretien’s remains were found west of his stranded vehicle and on the north side of Merritt Mountain, Elko County Sheriff’s detective Dennis Journigan said. Even though he was only 100 yards off the highway, the hike from the van would’ve been incredibly strenuous in 10 feet of snow, Journigan said.