Fresno County sheriff's deputies say they spotted Miyuki Harwood, 62, of Orangevale Saturday morning in an area east of Courtright Reservoir. Authorities say she has broken bones.
CHP says the hiker heard search and rescue teams talking. Used whistle to call for help. The smoke impaired search. pic.twitter.com/1uMhflX4CD— Veronica Miracle (@VeronicaABC30) August 29, 2015
Missing hiker has broken bones. Search and rescue found her on steep rocks. Hike took day and half for searchers. pic.twitter.com/IXX8tQsJx0— Veronica Miracle (@VeronicaABC30) August 29, 2015
Harwood went missing during a hike last week near Horsehead Lake with the Sierra Club. The Rough Fire, which slowed rescue efforts from the beginning, forced some delays in rescue efforts Saturday as well.
A California Highway Patrol helicopter flew Harwood to Community Regional Medical Center in Downtown Fresno for further medical evaluation. Sheriff Margaret Mims says Harwood is conscious and speaking.
Our sister station in Fresno, Action News, has talked to family members who are ecstatic she's alive and thankful to the search and rescue teams.
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