Amanda Eller Bio
Amanda Eller is an American yoga teacher and physical therapist who went missing for 16 days in Makawao Forest Reserve in Maui, Hawaii and later found alive and in good condition.
Amanda Eller Age
Eller is 35 years old as of 2019 and according to details coming up.
Amanda Eller Found
Amanda Eller was found by a search helicopter on the bed of a stream at around 5 p.m. on Friday. Chris Berquist, who was in the helicopter, told ABC News Radio that they spotted her waving up at the helicopter.
“She was not injured. She has a little bit of exposure from the sun, a little bit of sunburn. She lost her shoes a few days in. But no injuries,” Berquist said.
One of the rescuers shared photos on Facebook that showed that Eller had painful-looking burns on her feet and ankles. Troy Helmer, who was with the group that found Eller, told KHON2 that Eller was about 20 pounds underweight.
Amanda Eller was found walking in a ravine Friday, more than two weeks after she vanished on a hike. According to a Facebook page dedicated to finding her, Eller was evacuated from the ravine by helicopter and taken to a local hospital. Footage from CNN affiliate KHON in Honolulu showed a basket being lowered into the ravine and carrying Eller away to safety as Cantellops and other rescuers celebrate.
Her mother, Julia Eller, told KHON that her daughter’s leg was fractured and would require additional treatment, but she was otherwise in “surprisingly good shape.” She lost about 15 pounds, according to Cantellops. Amanda Eller first vanished after she got injured while hiking through the forest May 8 and was reported missing the following day. Her disappearance inspired a joint search and rescue effort by multiple agencies, which found her car in a parking lot at the reserve.
But even after more than two weeks, those who knew her held out hope that Eller was alive — though the Facebook page indicates family and friends were starting to consider the possibility she had been abducted.
“I felt in my heart she was alive,” her mother told KHON. “I never gave up hope for a minute. Even though at times I would have those moments of despair, I stayed strong for her ’cause I knew we would find her if we just stayed with the program, stayed persistent and that we would eventually find her.”
Cantellops attributed Eller’s ability to survive to her resourcefulness and her work as a physical therapist and yoga teacher. “And those two things together are tied with her knowledge of the local vegetation there and the plenty of water, our beautiful tropical climate,” he said, adding that he knew all along “she can make it.”
According to her website, when Eller’s not treating her patients or teaching yoga, she’s exploring the outdoors, scuba diving and hiking. As for the rescuers, they’re relieved and in a celebratory mood. Posts on the Facebook page said there would be breakfast and mimosas Saturday morning at the base camp.
“I was crying tears of joy,” Eller’s mother told KHON. “I’m just so incredibly grateful to have my girl home.”
Where Amanda Eller was last seen the day of her disappearance.
Surveillance footage shows that Eller went to the store at 10:11 a.m. the day of her disappearance to buy Mother’s Day gifts and mailed the package at the post office at 10:21 a.m. On Monday, May 13, Eller’s parents’ pet sitter received the package, according to an update on the Find Amanda Facebook page. The post said that the shipment “was filled with beautiful items and a lovely letter which included Amanda’s love for her family and excitement about her future.”
Amanda Eller Family
Eller’s family and friends worry that the hiker is either lost, hurt, or worse, according to an early flyer. “Generally speaking, it’s highly likely she’s lost or injured in this forest, and it’s equally as likely that she was intercepted by someone in the parking lot or on her run,” Sarah Haynes, the family’s spokesperson who is leading the volunteer search party, told Maui News. “As the days go by, and more and more people are in the forest, we get closer and closer to foul play.”
Amanda Eller Boyfriend
Benjamin Konkol, Eller’s boyfriend, was the last person to see her on the morning of May 8. At a news conference on the evening of May 12, Konkol said it had been her day off and that she didn’t have plans, according to Crime Online. Eller was meditating when Konkol last saw her. “She really likes to be alone in nature, too…so it’s not unlike her to do that,” Konkol said. “The moment that she did not arrive home at night, I knew something was wrong. It did not feel good in my body.”