Karina Chikitova

Karina Chikitova

Yakut girl who survived 11 days in the forest
Country: Russia

  1. A Yakut girl who survived in the forest for 11 days
  2. Biography of Karina Chikitova

A Yakut girl who survived in the forest for 11 days

Three-year-old child alone in the forest... It sounds terrifying, but it becomes even more frightening when you learn that the girl survived alone in the forest for eleven days and nights. How did this little Yakut girl manage to survive? How did she avoid being lost in the forest, from which even adults sometimes do not return? When the rescuers found her, she was calm, and only later did the doctors confirm that the child did suffer, and suffered greatly.

Karina Chikitova

Biography of Karina Chikitova

Karina Chikitova lives in Yakutia, in the village of Olom in the Olekminsk district. She is three years old, but she has seen much more than her peers by the age of three. One summer day in 2014, Karina was playing in the yard with a puppy, and together they headed towards the forest. This was the last thing her relatives could say - Karina happily went with the puppy towards the edge of the forest, and after that, no one saw her again.

Karina Chikitova

It should be noted that the moment of the child's disappearance was somewhat confused - the report of her disappearance was only submitted to the police on August 2nd, even though Karina left home on July 29th. Karina's mother thought that the child was taken by her father, who was in a neighboring village, and it was only a few days later that it became clear that the child was nowhere to be found.

Karina Chikitova

Quick searches yielded no results - the "hot trails" of the child could not be found. Thus began the sad countdown of days, and with each new day, the hope of finding Karina alive became more and more elusive. But the rescuers did not give up, and the search continued - the forest was combed through, work was coordinated, volunteers were involved, and the search area was narrowed down square by square.

Karina Chikitova

On the eighth day, the puppy, the same puppy Karina was last seen with near her home, suddenly returned to the village. Thanks to the dog, the search area narrowed down. However, the rescuers and volunteers still had a lot of work to do. When ten days had passed since the child's disappearance, the hope of finding her became extremely faint, but the search persisted.

And in the end, a miracle happened - in the tall grass, hungry and frightened, exhausted and dehydrated, but Karina Chikitova was found, and she was found alive. It can be said that her beloved puppy saved her, as it came out of the forest first and somehow indicated where exactly to search for the child. Karina was found on the twelfth day, and it remains only a matter of speculation as to how a three-year-old child could survive and endure in the conditions of the forest, in which even the most hardened men sometimes give up.

She was taken to the hospital, where her condition was deemed satisfactory. Of course, she needed treatment and care, her body was severely weakened, but she was still alive! Karina's condition was taken care of by the National Center for Medicine in Yakutia, and the doctors reported that she could not yet walk, as her feet were severely blistered. In addition, her nutrition for the first period needed to be strictly dietary and frequent.

However, Karina communicates normally, talks, answers questions, and even smiles. After the medical center, Karina, along with her mother, will go to a sanatorium for recuperation. Meanwhile, the management of Yakutsk Airport has already decided to erect a monument to Karina. According to the plan, a statue of the brave little girl with her dog will stand in the square in front of the airport building.

The story of Karina Chikitova's miraculous survival has made headlines in the international media - it is truly a unique case. After eleven days, and most importantly, nights in the wild forest, a three-year-old girl managed to survive. She is now called the "Little Yakut Mowgli" - that's how the courageous little girl Karina Chikitova is now referred to.