A couple hours prior, Amber had ventured out onto the Arizona trail for an early evening walk. In town to participate in a volunteer hike for the Best Friends Animal Society, she left the bed and breakfast she was staying at to explore the area by herself. She had every intention of returning before nightfall, but her plan was quickly derailed by a terrifying series of events.
After climbing up a steep summit, she quickly became lost. Disoriented and panicked, she started making her way back down the hill. She searched the horizon, looking for a familiar landmark that would lead her back home.
Already lost and racing against the setting sun, her luck quickly turned from bad to worse. As she rushed to get down the hill, she lost her footing and went flying off a cliff, plummeting almost 100 feet down into a deep ravine.
Miraculously, she survived the fall. While she was still alive, she was in terrible shape. Her spine was fractured in multiple places, her nose was broken, and she was covered in cuts. She was knocked unconscious for a brief period of time, and when she finally came to she reached for her whistle and started blowing.
She kept falling in and out of sleep, but never stopped blowing her whistle. For the next 28 hours, she lay alone and terrified, lost in the middle of nowhere.
She was quickly starting to realize that there was a good chance she wouldn't make it out alive. She mustered up her last bit of energy and reached for her phone.
With no cell towers in sight, she had no way to call for help. Knowing that she didn't have much time left, she began drafting her chilling last words. In the event that she didn't make it through the night, she wanted her family to see her final goodbye.
The moment she finished writing the messages, a miracle occurred. Her prayers were answered and someone had heard her emergency whistle. In that very moment, Amanda knew that she would make it out alive.
Watch the video below to see how Amber's terrifying ordeal ends in a miracle.