(MAZAMA, Wash.) — The stunned teenager who survived two days in the woods after a plane crash that is believed to have killed her step-grandparents has been heard from for the first time in her just-released 911 call.
Autumn Veatch, 16, was picked up by a motorist at a campsite in Washington state and driven to a local store where an employee called 911 and handed her the phone.
“I don’t know where we crashed and I was the only one that made it out,” Autumn, 16, told the 911 operator after identifying herself and spelling her last name.
“I have a lot of burns on my hands and I’m kind of covered in bruises and scratches and stuff,” she said when asked about her injuries.
Police arrived at the Mazama Store in Mazama, Washington, and Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers told ABC News the responding sergeant said the teen was cold and wet when he arrived — believed to be a result of her crossing a river during the trek through the forest to find help.
She was transported to a local hospital and is expected to recover after being treated for dehydration.
Autumn “is doing well” and has been sleeping, which is what doctors believe she needs most now, family friend Sara Esperance told ABC News via text.
Her father is expected to bring the teen back to her home state of Montana as police and law enforcement search for her step-grandparents, Leland and Sharon Bowman, who were also in the plane with her as they traveled from Kalispell, Montana, to Lynden, Washington.
A different family friend received a call from Veatch Tuesday morning.
“We just got a call from her and she just woke up, anxious to go home, they are still keeping her,” Chelsey Clark told ABC News. “She’s still dehydrated and in more pain today so still on pain meds to help.”
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