Woman survives month after partner’s death in New Zealand mountains

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Wellington, Aug 25 : In a shocking incident where a Czech woman was found alive in a remote mountain cabin in New Zealand after spending a month there alone following her partner’s death on a hiking trail, a media report stated on Thursday.

The woman was found alive on Wednesday in a hut on the Routeburn track which winds through a gorge in the mountains of Fiordland national park in the South Island, The Guardian reported.

As per police, the couple begin the hike on July 24 and the woman’s partner fell down a steep slope on July 28.

The woman stated that she climbed down the slope to save her partner but he died shortly after.

After the incident the woman had been living in Lake Mackenzie Hut which is a government-run accommodation with 50 beds about halfway along the 32km track, the Guardian reported.

Despite the harsh climate conditions she was found in good health on Wednesday by a search and rescue team after concerns were raised with police that the couple had not been seen from since late July.

Police informed that they would continue to search for her partner’s body on Thursday afternoon if weather conditions improved, The Guardian added.

Wefornews Bureau

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