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Lost woman survives 5 days in the wild on a bottle of wine

By Rachel Pannett

09 May 2023 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

A woman survived for five days stranded in the Australian wilderness. The teetotal woman resorted to drinking a bottle of wine. The Post reports on her somewhat unconventional survival methods.

A woman has survived five days stranded without water in the Australian wilderness, resorting to drinking the only liquid refreshment she had on her: a bottle of wine.

Lillian Ip had set out on a vacation to Bright, at the base of the Victorian Alps. But when the 48-year-old failed to check in with relatives on April 30, local police said her family raised the alarm.

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