Senior couple lost for 12 days, survives on wild plants in mountains of Miaoli, Taiwan

The man and wife, who are in their 60s became lost on Sept. 5, and were discovered the morning of Sept. 12

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/09/16
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The Huangs being helped off the mountain
The Huangs being helped off the mountain (By Central News Agency)

The Huangs being helped off the mountain (By Central News Agency)
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A man and wife in their 60s became lost in the mountains of Miaoli County earlier this month and remained lost for almost two weeks, barely surviving on wild plants, reports CNA.

A couple with the surname Huang (黃) who live in Hsinchu, went to nearby Miaoli for a leisurely hike on Sept. 5. However after sometime they became lost, eventually losing battery power in their phones and were unable to get off of the mountain.

After the couple’s family reported them missing, police traced the location of the last cellphone usage to near Beikang village, Touwu Township (頭屋鄉北坑村) in Miaoli. Police sent out several search parties over the following days, but turned up nothing.

Surprisingly the couple were discovered alive on the morning of Sept. 16, nearly 12 full days after they were first reported lost. They were rescued near a farm in Nanzhuang township (南庄鄉), which the couple had reached by tracing a water source through the mountains.    [FULL  STORY]

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