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Elderly Woman Rescued After 9 Days in Arizona Mountains

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Woman Rescued After Nine Days in Wilderness

Ann Rodgers recalls being lost in the eastern Arizona mountains for nine days before being rescued, while speaking at the Arizona Department of Public Safety hangar in Tucson International Airport Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Rodgers, of Tucson, Ariz., was headed to Phoenix and got lost near the White Mountains east of the Phoenix area. Her hybrid car ran out of gas and electric power, leaving her stranded in the middle of nowhere. Rodgers was rescued on April 9. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan)

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Woman Rescued After Nine Days in Wilderness

This photo taken, Saturday, April 9, 2016, and provided by Arizona Department of Public Safety shows an ambulance taking Ann Rodgers, 72 , to safety after she was lost in the forest for nine days. Rodgers got lost in the White Mountains in eastern Arizona after her hybrid car ran out of gas and battery on March 31. Rodgers survived in the forest for nine days by drinking pond water and eating plants. Authorities came across her dog April 9, and a DPS flight crew spotted a “help” signal made of sticks and rocks on the ground. Rodgers had left the area, but she was found on a reservation that's home to the White Mountain Apache Tribe after starting a signal fire. (Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP)

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Woman Rescued After Nine Days in Wilderness

This aerial photo taken Saturday, April 9, 2016, and provided by Arizona Department of Public Safety shows, a "help" sign made by Ann Rodgers, 72, in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. Rodgers got lost after her hybrid car ran out of gas and battery on March 31. She survived in the forest for nine days by drinking pond water and eating plants. Authorities came across her dog April 9, and a DPS flight crew spotted a “help” signal made of sticks and rocks on the ground. Rodgers had left the area, but she was found on a reservation that's home to the White Mountain Apache Tribe after starting a signal fire. (Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP)