Published: Jul 06, 2011 7:48 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 06, 2011 6:49 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) - Police say a Dutch tourist has been found alive 18 days after she fell in a hole while walking in mountains in southern Spain.

A group of mountaineers found 48-year-old Mary Anne Goossens caught among boulders close to the source of the Chillar River outside the resort town of Nerja early Wednesday, according to Civil Guard spokesman Hector Ortega said.

The mountaineers were unable to rescue Goossens, but left her food and clothing before alerting regional emergency services. She was reported to be weak but uninjured.

Ortega said Goossens had some food when she set out walking. Water from a nearby spring also helped her survive.

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