College student survives being stranded in desert for 5 days after making goodbye videos

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A college student survived being stranded in the Arizona desert for five days. (WPVI)

A college student survived being stranded in the Arizona desert for five days.

Amber VanHecke was sightseeing when she says her Google Maps app sent her down a road that doesn't exist.

Her car ran out of gas and she did not have cell phone service.

She made a series of goodbye videos just in case, and a help sign out of rocks.

On the fourth day, she walked 11 miles to find a cell signal and called 911.

She walked the 11 miles back to her car and, the next day, a rescue crew found her help sign.

She was treated for exposure and dehydration.

A day later, she was back to sightseeing.

Fortunately she was a Girl Scout and was prepared with food and water.

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