Running out of petrol when you’re driving in the middle of nowhere has to be one of THE scariest possible scenarios.
And that’s exactly what happened to 72-year-old Ann Rodgers in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona.
She survived by drinking pond water, eating plants and spelling out “help” on the ground with sticks, authorities said – along with some help from her dog.
Now, that’s definitely one very good reason to own a dog…
The Department of Public Safety said Ms Rodgers was suffering from exposure, but she was in fair condition and able to walk to and board a helicopter with little assistance.
After the helicopter found her, she was taken to a hospital in Payson for treatment and later released.