A woman named Lillian was recently rescued after spending five days stranded in a forest in Victoria, Australia. The 48-year-old woman, who had been driving through the forest on the way to visit her mother, found herself at a dead-end road and realized that her car was stuck with a flat tire.
With no cell phone signal and unable to walk to the nearest town due to her poor health, Lillian was forced to survive in the forest with only a bottle of wine and a few pieces of candy that she had purchased as a gift for her mother. Despite not being a regular drinker, Lillian resorted to drinking small amounts of wine to help keep herself hydrated during her ordeal. She also used the car’s heater to keep herself warm in the cold forest.
Thankfully, Lillian’s family became concerned when they couldn’t reach her and alerted the authorities, who launched a search and rescue mission that eventually led to her discovery. Lillian was taken to a hospital to be treated for dehydration and other conditions resulting from her ordeal.
While doctors acknowledge that drinking small amounts of wine in extreme circumstances like Lillian’s can be helpful for hydration, they warn against relying on alcohol to quench thirst, as it can cause dehydration in the long run.
Despite the dangers, authorities praised Lillian for her smart thinking and decision to stay with her car instead of trying to wander the forest in search of help. Lillian’s story serves as a reminder of the importance of being prepared for unexpected situations, even when traveling short distances, and the importance of making smart decisions when in danger.