Texas Woman Nearly Dies on Botched Treasure Hunt

A Texas woman, 33, was looking for millions in gold and jewels in New Mexico's mountains.
2:22 | 03/11/13

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Now to the treasure hunt that carries risks. A book of clues to teach people now find a boutty outsid of santa fe. It almost cost one woman her life. Reporter: That 33-year-old woman you're talking about is back home resting. She went missing after several days. There's real-life treasure hunt going on in these mountains. This weekend, it could have turned deadly. Shannon thompson was hiking alone in a canyon in new mexico's santa fe national forest on thursday. Hot on the trail of a mysterious million-dollar fortune. Dpl maybe six of seven miles in. Reporter: After two day 33-year-old texan lost her way. Her boyfriend called police and rescuers launched a massive search. While she's lucky enough to be home this morning, she wasn't lucky enough to find the hidden treasure that's sparked a modern day gold rush. It's a chest full of diamonds and rub beast and sapphires. Reporter: This 82-year-old anticty dealer is sure it's there because he claims to have buried it three years ago, after a cancer diagnosis inspired him to leave intrigue as his legacy.Body finds that chest, they'll be shocked. Reporter: In his 2010 book, he penned a poem. Begin it where warm waters halt and take it in the canyon down, not fa but too far to walk. Put in below the home of brown. Wanted to get off the couch and search for treasure. Reporter: This morning, he's got one extra hint for the thousands of tlil seerks. Don't look any place where a 79 or 80-year-old man could not carry a 42-pound box. Reporter: He says the treasure is real. In the last couple of months, more than 5,000 copies of his book have been sold. Let's organize "gma" treasure hunt party and go get it. Get it done. I'm with you. I'm just saying, you're going. Finder's coopers. Let's go ginger with the

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