Rita Chretien checks out of Twin Falls hospital

Rita Chretien checks out of Twin Falls hospital
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center is confirming that Rita Chretien has been discharged from the hospital.

The hospital says she has been taken to another hospital in British Columbia to continue her recovery.

A spokesperson for St. Luke's says the family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation for all the prayers and well wishes the family has received.

Rita's family is also traveling back to Canada to be with her.

Rescue crews are hoping the weather improves enough to resume the search for a Canadian man who has been missing for seven weeks in the rugged, high desert mountains along the Nevada-Idaho border.

Efforts to find 59-year-old Albert Chretien were suspended Tuesday by rain, low clouds and flood warnings in a remote corner of Elko County, Nev., where Chretien and his wife became stranded along a muddy road on a trip to Las Vegas.

Rita Chretien was recovering in a Twin Falls, Idaho hospital after being rescued Friday by a group of hunters. She survived the seven weeks by rationing trail mix and hard candy.

The couple from Penticton, British Columbia, is believed to have turned off a highway and onto a northeastern Nevada mountain road looking for a shortcut to Jackpot, Nev. when their van became stuck in the mud.

Albert Chretien set out on his own with a GPS, and never returned.