LOVELL — A Maine woman who reportedly had stress-induced sleep deprivation spent a night in the woods barefoot and in only a T-shirt.
According to her husband, Tammy Millette of Lebanon got into her car sometime Saturday and drove 65 or so miles north until her vehicle when it ran out of gas.
Maine State Police found the car and Maine Game Wardens searched for her but it appears she spent the night in the woods.
John Millette said he learned Sunday at 3 p.m. the game warders had tracked her to Fryeburg.
He called in his friends and search volunteers from the Down East Emergency Medicine Institute.
“If they didn’t track her that eight miles from where she started, it would be literally like finding a needle in a haystack. I would have never had that opportunity to go back and know where those footprints were,” said John Millette.
Millette found his wife of 22 years at around 10 p.m. Sunday down an embankment, near a waterfall. He said she was covered in leaves and told him she was too weak to get back up to the roadway.
Millette said his wife was taken to the hospital for treatment and released.
He thanked the partnership of people who helped to search for her.