A yoga teacher who went missing in a Hawaiian forest more than two weeks ago has been found safe and sound.’ She Was Strong’
On May 8, Amanda Eller went disappeared on a hike in the Makawao Forest Reserve on Maui. But now she has unbelievably found alive and safe after two weeks of searching in Hawaii Forest.
A lot of hard work and effort by the rescue team and helpers to find the 35-year-old lady, At 5-pm local time on Friday Amanda, was found safe and unhurt.
Yoga teacher found alive by a search helicopter among two waterfalls under in a valley near Twin Falls, where Amanda manages to flag down.
The moments she feels recovered, Amanda called her family to comfort her father she was alive and unhurt.
“She was very alert, she knew her father’s phone number, she knew who she was, where she was, knew exactly how long she had been out there – very surprised to see us,” friend Chris Berquist, who was in the helicopter, told ABC News.
He added: “I’ve never felt something quite that overpowering.”
The yoga teacher entirely depends on liquid and shrubs and missed her footwear several days into her Missing, urgent driven to Maui Memorial Hospital.
“BECAUSE YOU DID NOT GIVE UP!!!!! BECAUSE THIS COMMUNITY DID NOT GIVE UP!!!! WE FOUND HER!!!!!! ALIVE AND WELL(ish, I mean come on, I’d be painting coconuts and screaming WILSON!!!!!),” Berquist, one of her rescuers, wrote on Facebook. “We found Amanda because we did it right. We covered the ground so well that we had little to no doubt that she wasn’t within our reasonable radius… That is the only reason I could confidently ask for a heli to look further out and try to send our people deeper.”
Amanda FIR complains done by her boyfriend on May 9, when no hope of return from the forest. Moreover, Amanda decided to travel with no phone, strange Right!
However, yoga teacher SUV has been found quickly later her disappearance with the keys below a tire.
“She really likes to be alone in nature, too… so it’s not unlike her to do that,” he said at a press conference. “The moment that she did not arrive home at night I knew something was wrong. It did not feel good in my body.”
When Amanda Missing, Her panicked mother Julia Eller told ABC Hawaii affiliate KITV: ‘This a mother’s worst nightmare and it has been an emotional roller-coaster.
“I’ve tried to stay positive. If I let myself get mired in self-pity of how terrible this is, I can’t help her if I’m caught up in that.
“She is an inspiration to me, particularly since I’ve been on my own personal journey lately.’
Earlier in the day, just hours before she was found, the reward for finding Eller was raised to $50,000 from the original $10,000.
Her boyfriend, Benjamin Konkol, told ABC News on May 16 that he believed she was still in the forest and did not suspect foul play.
“She’s my soulmate, she’s the love of my life and I feel that she’s still out there. … I’d really like to stop spending my evenings alone and have my love back,” he said at the time.
ABC News’ Lisa Sivertsen, Nick Cirone and Matt Foster contributed to this report.