A family's prayers are answered with the rescue of a missing mother, but the search continues for her husband in northeastern Nevada.
Fifty-nine-year-old Canadian Albert Chretien vanished in March, after his van got stuck in mud during a sightseeing trip. Deciding to leave his wife Rita in the van, he set off with a GPS for help. Fifty-six-year-old Rita was resuced by two men on ATVs after they stumbled across the van.
She had survived for seven weeks on limited food and water, and had lost 20 to 30 pounds. She is now at an Idaho hospital, in fair condition and doing well, according to her doctors.
Doctors say they have to reintroduce solid food after she went so many weeks without it.
"It's an amazing story. It's truly a miracle, as everybody has been saying. It's wonderful to have the mother back with the family but it's tragic at the same time. The father is still missing. It's a happy story, but a tough story at the same time," said Ken Day of St. Luke's Hospital.
Unfortunately search crews fear that her husband may have been confused when he set off for help, and that he may have went off in the wrong direction. The search continues.