"She used up three or four miracles," Allen told KMGH. "She survived the initial crash, she survived the elements and she was heard by people conducting mine tours."
About the same time Hoover was stranded in the wilderness, a 21-year-old Ohio hiker was discovered dead at the bottom of a 300-foot cliff in rugged terrain southwestern Colorado, according to The Associated Press.
Joshua Gulvas had been hiking with his father Weminuche Wilderness north of Durango. More than 35 people, including friends from Ohio who came to help, searched a 32-square mile area in cold temperatures, heavy rain and lightning storms.