• Sheena Gullett survived six days in her car after being stranded in the snow. 
  • She rationed a six-pack of yogurt and drank snow she used as water.
  • The woman was stranded after the soles of her boots fell off and she was left behind by a friend.

A woman used yogurt and snow to keep herself alive before being rescued in a remote forest in Northern California, authorities said. 

Lassen County Sheriff's officers rescued the woman, Sheena Gullett, on Wednesday. Gullett waited in her car for six days to be rescued.

"During the six days Sheena was stranded, she rationed a six-pack of yogurt, eating one per day. She did not have any water and had been eating snow," Lt. Dave Woginrich wrote in a press release posted to Facebook.

On Monday, the sheriff's office received a report from Justin Lonich, Gullett's friend, saying she was possibly stranded in a remote area of Lassen County. 

Lonich and Gullett had been traveling on dirt roads when their car battery died. They attempted to walk to the highway after spending a night in the car, but Lonich lost sight of Gullett after she fell behind when the soles came off her boots. 

After two days of camping outside, Lonich reached the highway and hitched a ride into Susanville, where he reported his missing friend. After that, ground and helicopter searches commenced, which were difficult due to inclement weather. 

"She saw the helicopter fly over a few days earlier, but because she was in a heavily wooded area, they were unable to see her," the release said.

Sheriff's personnel eventually spotted Gullett in the broken-down car, which she exited immediately: "She was very emotional but physically okay," the press release said.

Gullett was medically evaluated at the Bogard Ranger Station and is now home in Little Valley, California.

The Lassen County Sheriff's department did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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