Canadian woman found alive in Nevada wilderness Rita, 56, and Albert Chretien, 59, were on their way to a trade show in Las Vegas when their 2000 Chevrolet Astro became stuck in mud on a logging road in Elko County, northeastern Nevada. They were last seen March 19 buying items at a gas station in Baker City, Ore. On March 22, Albert Chretien set out on foot for help, with a GPS. He told his wife he was walking to a state highway to try to find help. He hasn't been seen since. Hunters found Rita in the van on Friday afternoon — seven weeks after the couple went missing. Rita was conscious and able to speak when she was found. She is in what is described as fair condition at a hospital in Idaho. Rita survived by eating what little trail mix and other food she had, then kept herself alive eating melted snow, her son Raymond Chretien told the Oregonian newspaper. How long would you last? Seven weeks is not exactly a really long time, but I imagine most of us would be suffering pretty badly by that point.