Hawaiian hiker rescued after being missing for 17 days

Amanda Eller was found in a Maui forest between two waterfalls with a broken leg.
2:29 | 05/26/19

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Now to an update on the yoga instructor found alive after 17 days lost in the forest. She's back home tonight. Rescuers finding her, and airlifting her to the hospital. Tonight, new details about how she survived. Marcus Moore, taking us into the forest that trapped her. Reporter: Tonight, Amanda Eller is out of the hospital after those harrowing 17 days lost in this hawaiian forest. Eating berries, plants, and guavas to survive. Confronting treacherous terrain and brutal weather for days. Including a flash flood that swept away her shoes. The last 17 days of my life have been the toughest days of Reporter: At one point, the 35-year-old questioning whether her life would end in these There were times of total fear and loss and wanting to give up. Reporter: And tonight, we're getting our closest look yet at the area where she went missing. This is what it looks like, trees as far as the eye can see. Also thick brush and rugged terrain. And there are steep dropoffs here. In fact, Amanda fell from one of these cliffs and fractured her leg. She didn't have her phone or any of those kinds of tools. You can easily get turned everything looks the same. Reporter: Friends and family forming their own search party to look for Amanda. You all were not giving up? We were not going to give up. Reporter: Through donations from the public, they hired a helicopter to aid in the search. And Friday, that miraculous discovery. Finding the missing yoga instructor in a ravine, sandwiched between two waterfalls. We looked down, like, hey, there's a hiker. What? She's coming out of the woodwork, man. Like, arms out. You know, waving us down. Unbelievable, man. Elation. Absolute elation. Reporter: Then, this incredible moment when she's finally lifted to safety. I knew we would get her, if we hung in there long enough, we would find her. I was confident. Marcus, it is quite remote, and includes a narrow road to get up to the trail head where she parked her car? Reporter: It's a narrow, winding one-lane road. Once you're up there, you're surrounded by trees and brush. There are parts where the tall pine trees completely block the on a cloudy day, at times it can be difficult to know where the sun is. Marcus, thank you. Overseas now from Japan,

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