Hiker Survived 4 Days Stranded Near Hell's Backbone in So. Utah

Apr 30, 2012

Last week 59-year-old Victoria Grover from Maine parked her rented car on Hell's Backbone Road in remote Southern Utah and set out for a day hike to Sand Creek and back. But when sunset came she was nowhere near her car.

On Wednesday she broke her leg while moving through the rugged terrain and spent the next 4 days and nights stranded in the wilderness.

A rental car agreement left in her room at a bed-and-breakfast helped Garfield County Search & Rescue locate the car. Rescue workers searched Thursday and Friday, and finally on Saturday morning, Grover was spotted by a Utah Highway Patrol helicopter.

She had no food but drank from a creek to stay alive. She is being treated at the Garfield Memorial Hospital for the broken leg and for exposure.