Woman who vanished in Utah canyon found alive six months on by drone searching ...

Woman, 47, who vanished in Utah canyon six months ago is found living in flimsy tent after drone crashed while searching for her corpse: Tells cops she chose to move there, and survived by eating moss and grass On Sunday, Utah County Sheriff's Office found a 47-year-old woman who has been missing since last November alive in a tent while searching for her body with a drone She managed to survive despite the area regularly experiencing freezing temperatures in December and January  She ate supplies left in an abandoned tent she moved into, and also survived on moss as well as grass, with cops saying she was underweight  Around Thanksgiving time last year, deputies searched the area and found an abandoned tent and camping equipment along with identifying information on the 47-year-old woman The Sheriff's office was not able to successfully contact the woman's family and she was never reported missing The woman's co-workers told police they had no idea where she was and described her as 'quiet' and a 'loner'   The Utah County Sheriff's Office will not release the woman's identity because of her suspected mental health issues

By Gina Martinez For Dailymail.Com

Published: 19:27 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 19:28 BST, 4 May 2021


A woman who vanished six months ago was found living in a flimsy tent in a canyon after a drone searching for her corpse crashed into a nearby tree. 

The unnamed 47 year-old told Utah County Sheriff's Office deputies that she had moved into the remote Diamond Ford Canyon voluntarily after being found on Sunday.

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She said she had survived by eating supplies she found in the abandoned tent she moved into, as well as moss and grass, and was severely underweight when she was found. 

The woman managed to survive temperatures that regularly hovered around freezing during the winter months, and says hikers also provided her with supplies. 

Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer for the Utah County Sheriff's Office told DailyMail.com how searchers had set off expecting to find the woman's body. 

The drone search was part of a semi-regular hunt for the missing woman, and resulted in her being found through sheer luck when it crashed into a tree. 

While recovering the drone, which was operated by a nonprofit group which works with cops to help track missing people, a sergeant and the drone operator saw the woman's tent.  

The missing woman opened its zipper, and stuck her head out of it.  

Deputies searched Diamond Fork Canyon found an abandoned tent last November, pictured, close to items that helped them identify the missing woman

Deputies searched Diamond Fork Canyon found an abandoned tent last

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