Monday, 11 May 2015

Woman drinks her own breast milk to survive in the wilderness

A New Zealand mother, Susan O' Brien, 29 was competing in the 20km Wellington Trail Running Series near Wainuiomata, when she took a wrong turn and lost her way.

She was located today by a helicopter using heat detection equipment about 2.5km off the running course, and was flown back to her husband, two young children and parents.
She said, "One thing that helped me, I'm breastfeeding my baby, so I had a bit of my milk because I thought that would help me keep going for energy."

She also dug a hole to hide in and covered herself with dirt to ward off hypothermia.

Mrs O'Brien said spending a night in the bush had given her some time to think about how precious life was. "It's amazing how you get these random life lessons from things like this."

Speaking for myself, I found the 'breast milk part' most interesting and she was pretty bold to admit she drank it because some women won't.

I'm sure I'd drink it too if I have nothing else.

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