10 stories of woman survival 3-10
A lot the women on this list got into survival circumstances by accident. But pioneering journalist Marie Colvin was born for danger. Not only she is a survivalist, but a hero to many. Originally from Astoria, Queens, Marie Colvin started out as a police reporter on the midnight shift. After a while, she went into war reportage worldwide. In 2001, she was caught in a grenade explosion in Sri Lanka and lost her left eye (see her iconic picture). But that’s not her most intense survival story. When she was sent to Chechnya during the war, a Russian jet sent a missile into her jeep, killing her escorts. She hid in the snow by crawling for 9 hours before going through a 12,000-foot mountain range to Georgia.
Unfortunately, Marie Colvin died in an artillery attack in February 2012 in Homs, Syria along with French photojournalist Remi Ochlik. According to a lawsuit filed on July 2016 on behalf of her sister and other family members, the Syrian government deliberately targeted her and killed her.