A woman from Belarus who was swept away by a river in Alaska was trying to reach an abandoned bus, famous for her book and film "In the Wild". Verica Maikamavas, 24, and her husband, Peter Markelau, also arrive at the bus at 24 hours, where tourists Christopher McCendles face their deaths in 1992, the source of numerous rescue since he became known, first from John Krakauer's book, published in 1996 and then from Shawn Penn's movie. They both describe the life and death of McCendles, who come to Alaska with some food and equipment and spend the summer on the bus. McDonald's found dead on the bus almost four months later
Markiela called for soldiers at Fairbanks late Thursday to report his wife's death during a trip, Alaska said. "the soldiers said. The river was flowing high and fast due to the last rains.
Markiela said he had managed to get his wife out of the water a short distance down the river, but by then she had died, soldiers said. body and send it to the state medical examiner, CBS affiliate KDFX reports.
In June 2013, three tourists were rescued by a passing military helicopter when they tried to get to the bus.
In May 2013, three German tourists tried to get to the bus on a stunt escape route near Hille, located about 10 miles north of the entrance to Denali National Park and Reserve on the Parks Highway, to be saved. They told the soldiers that the river, which they crossed, reached the bus, became impassable for their return due to the high, rapid water. Mountain tourists had the right equipment, but only enough food for three days, soldiers said.