Published: Tue, February 25, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Elderly Couple Rescued After Getting Lost in Woods, Surviving on Puddle Water

Elderly Couple Rescued After Getting Lost in Woods, Surviving on Puddle Water

At some point, Kiparsky attempted to go out for help, tying pieces of a scarf to vegetation as she went so she could find her way back to Irwin, but was unable to make progress.

Sheriff's authorities and a volunteer group had brushed the forested areas and waters around Inverness for a few days with the assistance of automatons, jump groups, and vessels furnished with radar and sonar.

On Thursday, the sheriff's office had announced that the search was now a "recovery mission", saying that with the resources deployed in finding Kiparsky and Irwin, they "would have located Carol and Ian if they were responsive or in an area accessible by foot on land".

The brush on the wide peninsula of hilly terrain is so dense that it swallowed up a radio and Global Positioning System monitor that rescuers dropped in the ensuing days, sucked out the sound of the searchers' plaintive calls through loudspeakers at night, and absorbed any pleas for help that parabolic microphones were set up to capture.

Brenton Schneider. They talked when rescuers found them and were flown to a hospital, he said.

The couple was extremely happy to see the searchers, who gave them all the warm clothes they had and bottles of water.

"At first we thought it was another team, but they started yelling 'Help!' We looked at each other and were like, 'That's them!'" Webster said at the conference, according to CNN.

"We've found Carol and Ian alive".

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Webster and Cassens - who spent a half hour with the couple before they were airlifted out - and Michael St. John, the unit leader of the volunteers, who spoke with the couple Saturday night at MarinHealth Medical Center, recounted what it took to bring the couple home. I hope he is still alive in the next generation, "he said".

"He was laying his body flat into that very bad thorny crap with poison oak ... so that Carol could go over him", their son Jonas Irwin told the publication. The calls for help got louder and when the search crew reached the injured couple, Irwin reportedly asked, "Are you real?"

The hikers from Palo Alto had become lost as darkness fell around them during a walk on February 14.

The couple was transported to an emergency clinic for treatment of hypothermia and were "doing OK", as indicated by the sheriff's office.

Irwin is a leading Parkinson´s disease researcher.

Kiparsky is a prominent linguist and author of several books on language, including 1975's "The Gooficon: A Repair Manual for English".

But after a week-long search for the couple, both were found alive yesterday.

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