Transcript for How yoga teacher survived 17 days lost in Hawaii
Now to that incredible survival story, the yoga instructor lost in Hawaii's wilderness for 17 days found alive and now released from the hospital. ABC's Marcus Moore is in maui with new details about her recovery and how she survived. Reporter: In an amazing turn of events, Amanda Eller is spending this memorial day resting safe and sound. The 35-year-old just released from the hospital as we are learning more about how she survived 17 days lost in this dense, remote Hawaii forest. It did come down to life and death and I had to choose, and I chose life. Reporter: Sun burned, blistered and dehydrated, we know that Amanda lived largely after berries and plants and sometimes moss to stay alive. These are some of the first images of her dramatic rescue. We found her, guys! We did it! Reporter: The search squad had been scanning the dense forest from a helicopter. This is what it looks like here in this part of the forest, just trees for as far as the eye can see, also thick brush and rugged terrain. Look at this, there are steep dropoffs here. In fact, Amanda actually fell from one of these cliffs and fractured her leg but it was from the air that they finally spotted Amanda from the waterfall. We were like, hey, there's a hiker and she's coming out of the woodwork, arms out, waving us down. Reporter: The two-week drama finally coming to an end with this moving rescue. And there she goes! The last 17 days of my life has been the toughest days of my there were times of total fear and loss and wanting to give up. Reporter: This morning, nursing a broken leg after falling from a 20-foot cliff, she is alive. Her family grateful. I knew we were going to get her, you know. If we hung in there long enough we would find her. I was confident of that. Reporter: And one of the remarkable things about this story is how volunteers mobilized in the successful search and they hoped to take what they learned from this experience and help look for other missing people like a 35-year-old man who disappeared here in Hawaii a week ago. He is still nowhere to be found. Guys. Such an amazing story. Try to wrap your mind about it but it's incomprehensible the length she went to to live. She actually had to sleep in the cave of a wild boar. That is so bizarre and scary. They're dangerous. Oh yeah, they're wild. Thanks for pointing that out,
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