Missing Hiker in Maui Found Alive Weeks After Disappearing

MAUI- Missing hiker Amanda Eller has been found alive.

Eller, 35, who is a physical therapist who moonlights as a yoga teacher, drove to Makawao in Maui to hike the Kahakapao Trail on her day off. Eller is a regular hiker and avid outdoorswoman.

Eyewitness News confirmed the news with Eller's aunt, Lynn Eller Ansley, by phone Friday night. Ansley is one of several relatives who lives in the Tar Heel State.

"The family is obviously overjoyed," she said. "It's an absolute miracle."

Eller was reported missing on May 9.

Family members said in a Facebook message they're not sure how she survived or how badly she is injured.

Her family lives in Wilmington.

Her rescuers, who were searching from the air, described the moment they discovered Eller.

"We found Amanda alive and well,” rescuer Chris Berquist said. “We found her in a stream bed. She was waving up at us while we were in the helicopter, and we got her out nice and safe."

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