Aug 25, 2013 at 7:13 am
CHISHOLM, Minn. (AP) — An 84-year-old woman who got lost while going for a walk in Chisholm this week is recovering after spending more than 48 hours in the woods.
A Duluth News Tribune report says Margaret "Peggy" Archuleta endured heat, humidity and a thunderstorm, but ended up with just a few scratches and two mosquito bites.
Scores of searchers helped look for her when the Idaho woman disappeared this week on a 91-degree day. Her family didn't realize she'd gone for a walk.
When Archuleta realized she was lost she sat down and waited to be found. She found a sheltered area where branches helped protect her from a thunderstorm.
When she was found she was hungry and thirsty but otherwise OK. She said Friday she feels fine now.
Temp: 59°F (15°C)
Wind: Calm N