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Joy as 14 year old girl is found alive after 6 days lost in taiga

By The Siberian Times reporter
31 July 2017

Yana Tamocheva became lost while picking berries with her mother in Krasnoyarsk region.

She came out into the clearing and was plucked to safety. Few details have been released yet as to how Yana survived. Picture: EMERCOM

The teenager survived after eating berries and grass for a week lost in a remote district with heavy rains and cool night temperatures. 

Her health is 'satisfactory' but she has lost weight. 

Yana was shown walking from an Mi8 rescue helicopter and receiving initial medical checks after her ordeal.

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It took six days of intensive searches also involving two drones to locate her. Some 75 km of roads were searched, along with 50 km of the Chindat River, and 95 km of Chulym River. Pictures: EMERCOM

She was rushed to hospital after the successful outcome of a search involving 230 police, national guard, and military personnel along with volunteers in the Tukhtetsky district of Krasnoyarsk region. 

The helicopter was crucial to the successful search. It landed in the remote taiga and was heard by the teenager. 

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A month earlier Nikita Sosunkov, 15, had gone is the same district. After two weeks his body was tragically found between Oskarovka and Dvinka villages. 

She came out into the clearing and was plucked to safety. Few details have been released yet as to how Yana survived. 

She was found some 16 kilometres from her home. 

Yana became lost on 24 July after going with her mother and three sisters to pick berries. 

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Yana was shown walking from an Mi8 rescue helicopter and receiving initial medical checks after her ordeal. Pictures: EMERCOM

It was not her favourite activity and her mother believed she had sneaked back home. 

In fact she was lost, and it took six days of intensive searches also involving two drones to locate her. 

Some 75 km of roads were searched, along with 50 km of the Chindat River, and 95 km of Chulym River.

In all, 700 square kilometres of taiga was checked from the air before the girl was found. 

Yana Tomacheva

Yana became lost on 24 July after going with her mother and three sisters to pick berries. Picture: The Siberian Times

A month earlier Nikita Sosunkov, 15, had gone is the same district. 

After two weeks his body was tragically found between Oskarovka and Dvinka villages. 

Wild animal bites were discovered on the boy's body but it was unclear what caused his death.

A law enforcement spokesman said: 'It is too yet early to say if a bear or a different animal caused death. Investigative activities are being conducted.'

Comments (5)

Sounds like a missing 411 case as does the other missing kid.
Seb, Colorado
02/08/2017 07:18
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May she have a great future now she's found & maybe even train to be a rescue worker of the future? Kudos to all those who helped in the rescue mission & finding her. Fantastic job and "Well Done"!
Jaker, Dundalk
01/08/2017 10:28
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Teenage Russian Girl lost in woods full of bears and wolves, they must of been terrified, poor little critters ;)
Drago Jones, White Oak Swamp, Virginia, USA
01/08/2017 08:08
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I think it helped that she is a Siberian. I believe that all Siberian's have a since of how to survive in the wilderness if they have to. Its nice to hear a story, with a happy ending.
Darwin, USA
31/07/2017 21:55
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my hat off to all people who were involved. and an extra big bone for the rescue dogs!!!!!!!!!!
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
31/07/2017 20:21
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