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Amanda Eller discharged from hospital

Amanda Eller was discharged from Maui Memorial Medical Center on Saturday night, a little over a day after she was found in East Maui and rushed to the hospital.

Eller, who survived for 16 days alone in the woods, was brought to the hospital on Friday afternoon via ambulance and was quickly treated in the Emergency Department, where she was assessed to be in fair condition, Maui Health System said in a news release on Sunday.

She was admitted overnight for continued observation and discharged Saturday evening.

“We are thrilled to report the great news that Amanda Eller was able to leave the hospital on her own accord to continue her rehab and recovery with family and loved ones,” said Michael Rembis, chief executive officer of Maui Health System. “The staff and physicians at Maui Memorial Medical Center involved in her treatment and care are rejoicing at the miraculous news of her great outcome.”

Eller entered the Makawao Forest Reserve on May 8 for a short walk, stopped for a rest and woke up disoriented. She attempted to return to her car in the “Hunters Trail” parking lot but got lost, wandering for 16 days and subsisting off of fresh water sources, wild fruits and plants until she was found on Friday afternoon near the Kailua reservoir by searchers in a helicopter.

Eller’s family said during a press conference on Saturday that in the immediate future, she was mainly hoping to just “take a shower at her own home.”