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Woman who photographed romantic proposal finds mystery couple after putting Internet on the case

A woman in the U.K. has identified the mystery couple whose engagement she photographed during a stroll with her family last week.

Charlene-Louise Johnstone first shared the photo to Facebook on Jan. 18, telling her followers that she spotted the then-unidentified couple at Cleave Hill in Gloucestershire earlier that day.

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The woman captured the couple’s special moment while she was out for a walk with her family. (SWNS)

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“Didn’t fancy running up to them and giving them the photo and intruding in their moment… so if anyone wants to help share see if we can find them as I’m sure they’d like the photo,” Johnstone wrote in the post, which soon went viral with over 17,000 shares to date.

“They were hugging and were emotional. She was wiping away tears and I’m pretty sure it was a ‘yes,’” she added, per SWNS.

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The story soon took off, with some commenters offering to share the photo on their own social media accounts. And within days, the mystery lovebirds became aware of Johnstone’s picture.

On Monday, Johnstone explained in a follow-up post that the couple reached out after learning of her efforts — and they were absolutely delighted at the response their photo had generated.

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“Just want to say a huge congratulations to this lovely couple on their engagement,” Johnstone posted to Facebook on Monday, along with a photo submitted to her by the bride- and groom-to-be.

They also told Johnstone that they preferred to remain anonymous for the time-being, but confirmed they were “over the moon with the photo I took, the reaction and all the lovely comments received,” she wrote.

“Love a happy ending,” Johnstone added.

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Johnstone’s story also brings to mind a similar search effort that was launched in October 2018, after a photographer captured a stunning engagement on a far-off peak at Yosemite and enlisted the Internet’s help in identifying the couple.

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California hiker, 17, survives being stranded for 30 hours in snowy Utah mountains: ‘I shouldn’t even be alive’

A California teenager has shared the incredible story of how he survived being stranded for 30 hours in the mountains of Utah in sub-freezing temperatures and waist-deep snow.

Nicolas Stacy-Alcantara, a 17-year-old high school student from Fresno, said he was visiting his ex-girlfriend near Salt Lake City last week when he decided to go for a day-long hike alone with plans to return in time for dinner.

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He had packed six peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and 40 ounces of water before setting off.

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The 17-year-old is now recovering after surviving a night alone in the Utah mountains. (Jen Pilgreen/University of Utah Health via AP) (Jen Pilgreen/University of Utah Health via AP)

Stacy-Alcantara said the weather had been relatively mild when he began his planned route from Millcreek Canyon to Park City, but by late afternoon the temperature dipped and snow began to fall.

The weather forced Stacy-Alcantara to stop his journey. His cellphone had no service and his feet began to freeze.

I didn’t want PB&J to be my last meal.

— Nicolas Stacy-Alcantara, 17-year-old hiker

Stranded in the wilderness, he dug a snow cave beneath a tree to take cover from the elements. He rubbed his hands against his chest to keep the blood flowing.

“I knew my chest was more important than my feet,” he told reporters Wednesday at University of Utah Hospital, according to FOX13 Salt Lake City. “I knew if I lost those, I could still live, so I really just tied the ends of my jackets together. I tucked my arms inside my jacket and tucked my head inside my jacket.”

Knowing that if he fell asleep he might never wake up, the teen said he set an alarm on his phone to go off every 30 minutes. He grasped a beaded bracelet his ex-girlfriend had given him to help think about all those who cared for him and pushed himself to survive.

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“I didn’t want PB&J to be my last meal,” he joked to reporters, according to KSL-TV.

But as the night wore on, the teen imagined his friends were in the cave and had what he believed could be his final conversations with them. He wrote letters to his family in case he didn’t make it out alive.

When the sun rose in the morning, he walked out of the snow cave, leaving behind his wet clothes and the boots too frozen to tie. Eventually, he came across some skiers who had a satellite phone.

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Stacy-Alcantara isn’t expected to need any amputations, doctors said. (Jen Pilgreen/University of Utah Health via AP)

Search and rescuers airlifted the teen out of the canyon by helicopter. He was about 6 miles from where he started his hike, authorities said.

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“I’m very lucky,” Stacy-Alcantara said. “I shouldn’t even be alive right now.”

Now, the high school student is recovering from hypothermia and second-degree frostbite that left bubbling blisters on his feet and toes. He’s not expected to need amputation.

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He is set to graduate from high school this year and plans to study aerospace engineering in college.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Paul Batura: Take a hike – I mean that in the nicest way

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Today is “National Take a Hike Day” – an annual designation intended to shake us from our sedentary habits and encourage Americans to enjoy the 60,000-plus miles of the National Trail System that are woven throughout our 50 beautiful states.

According to recent statistics, the average person sits over 11 hours a day, and that doesn’t even include sleeping. Of course, technology and the explosion of convenience have contributed to our increasingly static natures. It hasn’t always been this way.

My father had to walk to Howie’s candy store to buy the morning newspaper – I just press a button and the world’s news is instantly in the palm of my hand. Other household chores that used to take many minutes of movement now take mere moments to complete.

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Some historians trace the hiking phenomena back a few hundred years, but people have been walking from here to there since the beginning of time. Modernity just has a habit of reinventing things and claiming credit.

With great gear from REI and other top-notch outfitters, modern hiking claims a charm and luxuries that used to be distant fantasies. I don’t think Moses and the Israelites found anything too charming about eating quail and manna on their 40-year hike in the wilderness.

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But I love hiking and resonate with all the beautiful reflections offered down through the years from people who longed to breathe deeply fresh air under wide open azure skies.

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world,” once wrote John Muir, the famed Scottish American naturalist credited with preserving America’s beautiful open spaces.

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“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees,” opined the literary giant and philosopher Henry David Thoreau.

Admittedly, although I’ve been running since high school, I didn’t fully appreciate the draw of hiking until I moved to Colorado almost 23 years ago. Back in New York, I ran the suburban streets of our neighborhood as well as the south shore beaches of Long Island.

Away from the clang and clamor of day to day living, everything seems possible on a rock-strewn trail, the sounds of leaves under foot and the whistle of the wind in the trees. 

There is beauty everywhere but there’s definitely something special about walking quietly in the mountainous forests of Colorado. John Denver wasn’t exaggerating when he sang, “I’ve seen it rainin’ fire in the sky” and “The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullabye.”

Away from the clang and clamor of day to day living, everything seems possible on a rock-strewn trail, the sounds of leaves under foot and the whistle of the wind in the trees.

Hiking isn’t only good for the mind, of course. A brisk hike provides an excellent cardio workout, improves blood pressure, strengthens muscles and even increases bone density.

I believe human happiness would skyrocket exponentially if more people made hiking and walking a priority. Moods would improve and congeniality would increase.

Even better than quietly hiking alone is sharing the trail with a partner with whom you can share your fears along with your hopes and dreams. I love hiking with my wife and three boys. We’ve talked about things on the trail that would probably never come up anywhere else.

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But maybe the great British spy writer John le Carre offered the best reason of all to get up and go for a hike when he wryly observed, “A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.”

I’m going to stop typing now and head for the hills. I wish you could join me.

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Pacific Crest Trail hiker, 50, rescued after bad storm hits, says he ‘wouldn’t have survived another night’

A hiker who got lost in a snowstorm on the perilous Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon says he wouldn’t have lived another night if deputies didn’t answer his desperate call for help.

Robert Campbell, of Philadelphia, was rescued by two Marion County Sheriff’s deputies Friday, a day after the first winter storm of the year buried the trail he had been traversing. He was soaked, freezing and curled up in his wet sleeping bag in the shelter of a pit toilet. Part of his feet and toenails had turned blue.

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“You count your blessings,” the 50-year-old told the Salem Statesman Journal on Saturday. “You thank your lucky stars. Not to be overly dramatic, because people have been through much worse, I’m sure, but I wouldn’t have survived another night. I’m convinced of that.”

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Campbell warming up after Marion County Sheriff’s deputies rescued him Friday. (Marion County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Campbell set out on the famed trail near the Mexican border in early May with plans to trek all the way to the Canadian border some 2,650 miles away.

But, Campbell encountered trouble Wednesday night when snow began to fall. By Thursday, the snow had buried the trail. Not even a navigational smartphone app was able to keep him from straying miles off the trail and into a boulder field.

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“You just know, if anything happens, I’m dead,” Campbell told the paper. “No one’s going to find me until spring.”

Many hikers have died trying to navigate the treacherous trail in similar conditions.

In 2017, the body of Chaocui Wang, who had quit her job in Shanghai, China, to hike the trail, turned up in a creek made swift by melting snowpack. In February, another hiker died after falling on ice. A falling tree killed a German hiker this year as well.

Campbell acknowledged the danger he faced and called 911 on Thursday. But, the call dropped partway through and he lost his phone signal. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office deployed a search-and-rescue team to find him after the distress call.

Meanwhile, Campbell said he trudged into an empty campground and found the only available shelter: a pit toilet. Cold and wet, he waited. Friday afternoon, rescuers passed the campground and finally found his footprints.

“I really think I owe them my life because … I couldn’t have made it another night,” Campell told The Associated Press from his motel room in Oregon. “My sleeping bag and tent are just completely soaked and probably ruined and I have no dry clothes.”

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But, Cambell said his adventure wasn’t finished yet, declaring, “Canada or bust.”

“I’m going to be doing it a lot more smartly,” he told The AP. “Any chance of snow, I’m not going to even mess around with it.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Hiker who vanished in Northern California is found dead

The body of a hiker who vanished in Northern California last week was discovered Sunday and it is believed the cause of death stemmed from a slip on the rocky terrain in the Trinity Alps, a report said.

Daniel Komins, 34, was known as an experienced hiker and was on a solo hike, The Sacramento Bee reported. His last communication with his girlfriend was on Aug.11, when he called to check in during the hike. Other hikers told authorities that they had contact with him and he was in good health on Monday.

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His unoccupied vehicle was located a few days later, the report said. His body was found in a remote area.

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Daniel Komins, 34, was known as an experienced hiker and was on a solo hike.

There were dozens of volunteers who signed up to search for Komins because he was an emergency medical technician who would donate his time to the local fire department, the report said.

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The circumstances behind his death were not immediately clear, but given the fact that he appeared in good health Monday and on course, it is believed that he strayed off at some point, the report said.

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Husband of missing bikini-clad hiker says cops view him as prime suspect

The husband of an Arizona woman who vanished while hiking with him in California last week said authorities consider him a prime suspect in the case.

Barbara Thomas, 69, was last seen July 12 with her husband Robert in the Mojave Desert about 20 miles from Interstate 40. She reportedly was clad in a bikini, hiking boots, and a baseball cap and didn’t have any supplies or her cell phone at the time. The couple brought beer and water on the hike.

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Robert Thomas told Inside Edition in an interview that aired Wednesday that investigators consider him a prime suspect because “it was just the two of us” in the sweltering desert. He also told the outlet he failed a lie detector test.

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Barbara Thomas, 69, was last seen on Friday hiking in the Mojave Desert about 20 miles north of Interstate 40 east of Kelbaker Road. (Colorado River Sheriffs Department)

‘Yes, I took a polygraph test, they told me I was being deceptive,” he said. “I know that polygraphs aren’t 100 percent and I hadn’t had any sleep.”

San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies, park rangers, and volunteers have scoured the desert to look for the grandmother as temperatures continued to climb into the triple digits this week.

During the interview, Thomas said he realized his wife was missing when he stopped to take a picture of a rock formation and saw her rounding a corner.

“That’s the last I ever saw of her,” he said.

When he turned the corner, Barbara was gone and Robert Thomas assumed he would find her sitting outside their camper.

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A search helicopter hovers overhead in the Mojave Desert near Needles, Calif., Saturday, July 13, 2019. Authorities in California say they are searching for a bikini-clad Arizona woman who went missing while hiking in the Mojave Desert.  (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

“I hollered her name and I waved my arms, and I looked around the area and I saw that she wasn’t anywhere around. She didn’t respond. I got really panicky,” he said.

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Thomas said he believes his wife was taken against her will because of what she was wearing and the beer she had. He insists he had nothing to do with her disappearance.

“She is the love of my life,” he said. “Come home. We’re missing you.”

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Man, 73, survives 7 days in California forest after becoming separated from hiking group, officials say

A 73-year-old hiker who was reported missing last week after becoming separated from his group in a California forest was found alive on Saturday.

Eugene Jo was discovered near Devil’s Canyon in the Angeles National Forest by the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, “quite a few miles away from the trail of the original hike,” officials said.

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“Awake and talking,” Jo was airlifted hospital after he was found. He didn’t appear to have any traumatic injuries, the Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Department said.

Seven days earlier, on June 22, Jo was reported missing after he became separated from his group near Mt. Waterman, according to the Montrose Search & Rescue Team.

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Eugene Jo, 73, was found alive in California’s Angeles National Forest on Saturday, officials said. (Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Department)

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Rescuers said that Jo had not eaten for most of the time he was lost and that he was drinking water out of the Devil’s Canyon creek.

More than 70 people, broken down into 11 search teams, looked for Jo, rescuers said, describing his discovery as “great news.”

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Man, 73, survives 7 days in California forest after becoming separated from hiking group, officials say

A 73-year-old hiker who was reported missing last week after becoming separated from his group in a California forest was found alive on Saturday.

Eugene Jo was discovered near Devil’s Canyon in the Angeles National Forest by the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, “quite a few miles away from the trail of the original hike,” officials said.

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“Awake and talking,” Jo was airlifted hospital after he was found. He didn’t appear to have any traumatic injuries, the Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Department said.

Seven days earlier, on June 22, Jo was reported missing after he became separated from his group near Mt. Waterman, according to the Montrose Search & Rescue Team.

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Eugene Jo, 73, was found alive in California’s Angeles National Forest on Saturday, officials said. (Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Department)

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Rescuers said that Jo had not eaten for most of the time he was lost and that he was drinking water out of the Devil’s Canyon creek.

More than 70 people, broken down into 11 search teams, looked for Jo, rescuers said, describing his discovery as “great news.”

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Man, 73, survives 7 days in California forest after becoming separated from hiking group, officials say

A 73-year-old hiker who was reported missing last week after becoming separated from his group in a California forest was found alive on Saturday.

Eugene Jo was discovered near Devil’s Canyon in the Angeles National Forest by the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, “quite a few miles away from the trail of the original hike,” officials said.

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“Awake and talking,” Jo was airlifted hospital after he was found. He didn’t appear to have any traumatic injuries, the Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Department said.

Seven days earlier, on June 22, Jo was reported missing after he became separated from his group near Mt. Waterman, according to the Montrose Search & Rescue Team.

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Eugene Jo, 73, was found alive in California’s Angeles National Forest on Saturday, officials said. (Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Department)

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Rescuers said that Jo had not eaten for most of the time he was lost and that he was drinking water out of the Devil’s Canyon creek.

More than 70 people, broken down into 11 search teams, looked for Jo, rescuers said, describing his discovery as “great news.”

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5-month-old is Scotland’s youngest mountaineer, which her mom claims helps development

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Meet Scotland’s youngest mountaineer – a little baby who first went up a Munro aged just six weeks old.

Lara Mills, now aged five-months-old, is beating all her developmental targets, which her mom, Deborah MacDonald, 32, attributes to the amount of time the family spends enjoying the outdoors.

Carried in a pack by either Deborah or partner Scott Mills, 33, Lara has now been up 13 hills and mountains in Scotland, most recently Ben Vrackie in Perthshire, where they walked on Saturday.

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Five-month-old Lara Mills is Scotland’s youngest mountaineer, having accompanied her father Scott Mills, 33, and mother Deborah Mills, 32, up 13 hills and mountains in Scotland, starting when Lara was only six weeks old. (SWNS)

The longest walk Lara has been on was about six hours long, but most are much shorter.

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She travels in a little red outfit which looks like a sleeping bag and always wears a hat to keep her head warm.

Aged four-months-old, Lara was able to sit upright without support, and at five months, she is already trying to stand up, her proud mum says.

And Deborah believes that the amount of fresh air and mental stimulation Lara gets from hillwalking is helping her daughter to develop faster than most tots.

First-time mom Deborah said, “It’s well known that fresh air helps adults, and I can’t help but think it helps Lara’s sleep.

“Breast-feeding is the part of it which takes the most time, it involves preparation which is so important.

“We wouldn’t want to take her into a situation where we weren’t prepared.

“We feed on demand, so it’s not scheduled every four hours – it’s a little break for us, somewhere sheltered.

“We’ve always have enough jackets and stuff like that.”

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Carried in a pack by either Deborah or partner Scott Mills, 33, Lara has now been up 13 hills and mountains in Scotland, most recently Ben Vrackie in Perthshire, where they walked on Saturday. (SWNS)

Throughout her pregnancy with Lara, Deborah continued hillwalking and climbed 27 hills and mountains.

And after Lara was born, Deborah felt ready to start hiking again just six weeks later – and dismissed advice from people who told her it was too risky.

Her partner Scott, who she met on a snowboarding holiday in 2016, is in the Royal Marines, so is prepared for all situations.

Businesswoman Deborah said she hopes their shared hobby will introduce Lara to a love of the great outdoors when so many children seem to be glued to screens inside.

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Deborah said, “A lot of people said ‘you won’t be able to do that when you have got a baby.’

“But we think, hopefully when our children are old enough they will be into the same things as we are.

“I know she’s only a baby but we take her in a pack, and then sit down and have a play around.”

The couple, who live in Blanefield, Stirlingshire, always take extra layers for Lara, should the temperature drop or the wind pick up.

Deborah said, “Even if it’s a really nice day, if we’re sitting still and she’s in the backpack she might get cold.

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The longest walk Lara has been on was about six hours long, but most are much shorter, and she travels in a little red outfit which looks like a sleeping bag, and always wears a hat to keep her head warm. (SWNS)

“When we are moving, she’s warm, but she still has a hat to keep her head warm.”

Growing up near Loch Lomond as a child Deborah could not wait to ditch her schoolbag and head outside.

And her partner also shares her love for the great outdoors.

Deborah said, “Scott is in the Royal Marines so he knows exactly what to do.

“He’s done as much training as it’s possible to have.”

They alternate carrying Lara, in her backpack, which weighs about 13 pounds.

Deborah admitted her daughter is heavy to carry but said she had become used to it.

She added, “I’d recommend it to other parents – it doesn’t need to be a difficult walk.

“But make sure you are prepared.

“To go outdoors and go for a walk is the best thing.”

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They alternate carrying Lara, in her backpack, which weighs about 13 pounds.<br> Deborah admitted her daughter is heavy to carry but said she had become used to it. (SWNS)

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She always carries a baby change bag, and like with breastfeeding, find a sheltered spot to change Lara’s nappy.

Deborah believes the regular excursions are helping Lara learn.

She said, “Seeing everything around her is a baby sensory overload – their brains are like sponges.

“We will say to her ‘look at the green leaves, look at the pink flowers’.

“It is educational from an early age.

“I really want people to go outside with their children – there’s a bubble we live in these days, it’s difficult to get away from screens.

“Children don’t want to go outside, but they’ve not been encouraged to.

“Hopefully we can inspire other people.”

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