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In New Zealand Woman lost in forest says she drank breast milk to survive

29-year old nursing mother, Susan O'Brien survived on breast milk after finding herself lost in the forest.

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Breast milk turned out to be a woman's saving grace after getting lost in a forest east of Wellington, New Zealand.

29-year old Susan O'Brien who took a wrong turn during the Xterra race through Rimutaka Forest Park, spent the night in the forest and said she drank her own breast milk and covered herself in dirt to survive.

According to BBC, authorities launched a search operation when O'Brien failed to reach the finishing line on Sunday morning, and  the mother of two, was eventually airlifted out at 11:30 local time (00:30 BST) today (Monday).

Naturally, the first thing she did after getting reunited with her family was feed her 8-month old daughter whose breast milk had sustained her through her night of misadventure in the forest.

O'Brien who is a fitness trainer said  she also had 2 litres of water with her, gel packs and an energy bar and kept warm through the night by digging a hole in the forest floor, laying in it and then covering herself with the dirt.

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