Loud barkings were heard from a distance and howling cries were noticed. Suddenly enthusiasm hit and the energy of Marcle and the search team skyrocketed. Finally, after almost four days, Annette and the three dogs she was walking were found.
There was one thing that didn’t leave their minds in peace, and that was Annette’s condition. How did she survive so long in the woods under those severe weather conditions with no food or water? Nothing could have prepared them for what they were about to discover.
Marcel, Annette's husband, recalled his wife leaving the house with a cellphone. She had it on her all the time and that morning was no exception.
The Royal Mounted Police were able to track down her cellphone's activity which narrowed the search area even more. The land coverage was still huge but there was hope. And hope was what they needed.
Three Days Later
Three days had already gone by and still, no sign of Annette or the dogs. An additional helicopter was recruited and more SAR dogs joined the searches. There were over 300 people involved in the search doing all they could to find Annette, no matter in what state and condition.
The fourth day was a deal breaker and there were more than 100 active people in the woods that day. During one of the sound sweeps, for some reason, they decided to expand the area they were working on and suddenly they heard a response.
How Did This All Happen?
Annette was alive and breathing, however, she couldn't move. Apparently, that Monday when she took the dogs out for a walk, the earth was wet and muddy and she fell. The fall was so bad that she became unconscious.
Could you imagine being all alone with three dogs in the cold wet woods, not able to get up or call for help? Anyway, by the time Annette woke up, she had no idea how long she was passed out.
She couldn't find her cellphone, she couldn't find the gloves that kept her hands warm and it was daylight. She realized she slept through the entire night. She was struggling and she could barely move.
The first thing she thought of was the dogs. She had to make sure all three were with her and that no one had wandered off. That's when she learned that one dog was missing.