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Hiking almost 10 miles a day for 6 days straight, Madeline Connelly was close to giving up when a metal angel descended from the sky.

Two Bear Air, Montana’s premiere helicopter search and rescue outfit, flew in to extract the famished hiker after the Chicago native went 6 days without food. We reported earlier this week that authorities were fearing the worst after finding bear tracks mixed with human tracks they thought were hers. Luckily, that was not the case. Connelly told reporters at KPAX that she found water in nearby creeks and used trees each night for shelter.

Find the entire KPAX article here: Hiker rescued near Glacier NP survived six nights with no food

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