How a 6-Year-Old Survived Being Lost in the Woods

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Cody Sheehy walked to safety after going missing when he was six years old. He trekked an estimated 14 to 20 miles out of the mountains and into the Wallowa Valley over the course of 18 hours. He tumbled into a river, escaped coyotes by climbing a tree, and hid from a passing car. This piece, 32 years later, chronicles the adventure that captivated the nation. Surprisingly, “Cody could nearly precisely recollect the route he followed to avoid being apprehended by the search group.” Read full article here

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