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Missing North County Woman Found Alive

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A missing 21-year-old Shady Cove woman is recovering in a local hospital after being lost in the wilderness in sub-freezing temperatures overnight. The woman went missing from her residence on Indian Creek Road at 3 a.m. last night.

She was attempting to find two of her dogs that went missing during the evening. She brought two of her dogs along to help locate the others but quickly became disoriented. With her dogs by her side, she walked all night long and ended up at a residence on Butte Falls Highway nine hours later.

They were recovered cold and wet, but safe. Fortunately she was wearing weather appropriate clothing but still ended up in a local hospital with hypothermia. Her dogs are doing well and the missing dogs returned to her property today.

Jackson County Search and Rescue (SAR) initiated a call-out for ground teams, all-terrain vehicles, K9, drones, helicopter and fixed wing aircraft to search for the missing woman.

Around 25 total SAR personnel joined the search. A huge thank you goes out to the SAR volunteers that helped the successful search and recovery.

Please be safe during these cold and wet winter months.

Courtesy of JCSO

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