Woman rescued after six days on Canadian island

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From the desolate shoreline, a flash of red cut through the night. It was not a common sight on the wild west coast of Haida Gwaii, where there are no roads and no people.

When the crew of the fish boat went in closer to investigate what appeared to be an emergency flare, they heard a woman screaming on the beach.

A few hours later, Elaine Campbell was being loaded into a Coast Guard rescue boat, the miraculous survivor of six harrowing days alone in the wilderness, her companion washed away in a boating mishap that forced her to swim through frigid waters to shore.

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