Woman who survived five days in Olympic National Forest released from hospital

After surviving five days in the Olympic National Forest — including during a storm that blew through last week — 30-year-old Amanda Sampson from Queets was released from the hospital Saturday.

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Sampson and one of her cousins had gone mushroom picking Friday, Nov. 12. As KIRO 7 TV reports, a huge storm converged on top of them, and they were caught off guard.

The following Monday, Nov. 15, after three nights of sleeping on the ground, the cousin told KIRO 7 TV that she went to find help. Sampson had sprained her ankle and couldn’t walk.

Once the cousin made

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