wellA 48-year-old woman was rescued from an abandoned 13-foot deep well after falling in it while gathering herbs. Su Qixiu survived 16 days in the well by eating raw corn and drinking rainwater, reported Arab News.

The incident took place in a village in the central Chinese province of Henan. Su said that she shouted every day to catch attention of her family and villagers. She added that she also talked a lot of nonsense; she was scared and hopeless too. In the meantime, Su’s family kept searching for her, but in vain.

Su was finally found on Monday and was admitted in a hospital after her organs started failing. Her condition is now stabilized. Initially when she was rescued, she was even able to speak. Su lost about 15 kilograms during her arduous ordeal in the well.