Pregnant woman airlifted after 3 days in mountains

A 20-year-old woman who was nine months pregnant walked away from her home earlier this week and was found Thursday after three days in the mountains.

Woman is taken from the helicopter. Photo: Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública/Guillermo Solano

The woman, identified as Daniela Prado Hidalgo turned up near the mouth of the Río Candelaria in Acosta, but she was in weak conditon, the Fuerza Pública said. So a helicopter from the Dirección del Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea del Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública took her to a San José hospital.

Familiy members reported her missing Tuesday. She was found about 7:20 a.m. Thursday.

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