Karanda Williams, Associated Press
This undated photo provided by Karanda Williams shows Daniel and Belinda Conne. The couple and their adult son were found injured but alive Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 after they got lost while picking mushrooms and survived six days deep in the Oregon coastal forest, taking shelter part of the time in a hollowed-out tree. Belinda and Daniel Conne, both 47, and their 25-year-old son, Michael, were spotted by a helicopter pilot and later flown to a hospital. Curry County Sheriff John Bishop said Daniel Conne suffered a back injury, Belinda Conne had hypothermia, and their son Michael had a sprained foot. All three also were dehydrated and hungry.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Three family members lost six nights in the rugged forest of southwest Oregon used their dead cellphone and a sheath knife to flash a signal at the helicopter pilot who found them.

Dan Conne (con-NAY') said Sunday from his hospital bed in Gold Beach, Ore., they spent the nights huddled in a hollow log with nothing to eat, and considered sacrificing their dog Jesse for food before they were found.

A volunteer helicopter pilot looking outside the search area Saturday spotted Dan and Belinda Conne, both 47, and their 25-year-old son, Michael, on the edge of a deep ravine in tall timber.

Dan Conne tells The Associated Press that he and his wife and son had given up hope and thought they were going to die when rescuers came.