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Hiker with broken leg survives 4 days in wild

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- The hunger and pain weren't the worst of Victoria Grover's ordeal as she shivered alone for four days with a broken leg and no food in Utah's wilderness.

The toughest challenge was facing the "incredible" boredom and severe cold that came as nighttime temperatures dropped to the low 30s in the high desert, she said.

The veteran 59-year-old outdoor enthusiast had set out on a 6-mile-long day hike last Tuesday in the Dixie National Forest but became stranded after breaking her leg during a jump from a 4-foot ledge. By the time rescuers located her Saturday, she was holed up along a creek suffering from hypothermia.

"The hunger comes in waves. You get hungry and want to eat everything and then it goes away," she said. "The worst thing is the cold. It never warmed up except for a few hours in the afternoon."

She said she survived by sleeping during the day when highs were in the 50s and low 60s. She stayed awake at night curled up in a poncho that she said helped save her life by serving as a Windbreaker.


Zimmerman's attorney launches new website

ORLANDO, Fla. -- George Zimmerman's defense attorney has established a new website and Facebook and Twitter accounts to provide details about the high-profile case.

On, attorney Mark O'Mara acknowledges that it is "unusual for a legal defense to maintain a social media presence on behalf of a defendant, but we also acknowledge that this is a very unusual case."

Zimmerman is charged with killing Trayvon Martin, 17, on Feb. 26 in Sanford. He claims he acted in self-defense.

On the website, O'Mara contends social media cannot be ignored. "It is now a critical part of presidential politics, it has been part of revolutions in the Middle East, and it is going to be an unavoidable part of high-profile legal cases, just as traditional media has been and continues to be," he said.

-- Orlando Sentinel