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'I was irresponsible': Amanda Eller apologizes for her ill-fated journey into the Hawaiian wilderness


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SOURCE: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/02/amanda-eller-rescued-hawaii-hiker-sorry-irresponsible/1321006001/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=amp&utm_campaign=speakable
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USA TODAYIn the jubilation over the rescue of a hiker who was lost in a Hawaiian forest for 17 days, some of the details of what led to her ordeal were glossed over.Now, Amanda Eller is offering specifics while taking responsibility for some of her poor decisions.In a video posted on Facebook this weekend, Eller portrayed herself less as dogged survivor – the image that has come out from numerous accounts of her grueling experience in Maui’s Makawao Forest Reserve – and more as an ill-prepared explorer.“I want to apologize for putting anybody in harm’s way, for any kind of rescue efforts that people feel were unnecessary,’’ she said, her injured legs partially covered by bandages.Eller went into the woods May 8, got lost and was finally spotted in a creek bed by a helicopter pilot on a search team May 24, leading to a sensational rescue.One of the mystifying aspects of Eller’s prolonged disappearance was the decision to leave her cellphone in her car when she went on what was supposed to be a three-mile hike.In the video, Eller said she initially planned to run through the woods and didn’t want any encumbrances, but opted to walk instead upon finding several downed trees shortly after starting her jog.

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