71-year-old wife gets lost for 6 days on a hike honoring her late husband

Sajean Geer wanted to scatter her husband's ashes in Olympic National Park in Washington state but her will to survive sustained her until she was rescued by helicopter.
1:43 | 07/28/17

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Finally tonight here, the story of a devoted wife, after 34 years of marriage, losing her husband but determined to honor him. But it would lead to a harrowing ordeal. Who would save her? Our persons of the week. She was headed into the woods, on a mission to honor her late husband who passed away not long ago, after 34 years of marriage. I'm not going to walk too far. A place with flowers and things, and scatter the ashes. Reporter: In olympic national park in Washington. When it was time to return, she could not find her way. I got disoriented. I couldn't find the road and I could not find the road. Reporter: Dusk set in and she and her dog would spend the night in the woods. The next day was no better. The only way to get out there was to be rescued. Reporter: Look at what she built, her own shelter out of branches. She tried to find a high point in the woods hoping to be seen. Six days in, she heard the sound of those helicopter and I was so excited. Reporter: 19 search and rescue volunteers on the ground. Coast guard in the air. We talked with them today. She didn't seem nervous. I think it was more relief. Reporter: The pilot on his first live rescue mission at the controls. It makes you want to continue serving. You could be the last line of defense between life saved and life lost. Reporter: Thank you to KOMO in Seattle for Dan: We have that breaking news

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