Woman and dog found alive after going missing while on a hike
SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. (KTVU) - A woman who went missing while hiking her dog has been found alive, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's office.
56-year-old Bethnee Haury was found at about 10:30 Saturday morning in a 200 foot deep ravine about a third of a mile off Skyline Boulevard along with her dog.
She was wearing only her t-shirt and yoga pants; in a cold, tired and dehydrated condition.
Haury was given water and food as was her dog. Ms. Haury was immediately brought to Stanford Medical Center where she is recovering from her lengthy ordeal.
She was visiting a bed and breakfast in Woodside with her husband and son when she went on a hike in the woods on Thursday afternoon.
Haury was last seen around 4 p.m. on Thursday on Skyline Boulevard. Her family says she suffers from dementia and is dependent on insulin. Her husband called around 7:30 p.m. Thursday when she had not returned.
Because this had every potential to be a life and death situation, 50 people searched for Ms. Haury the next day using a helicopter last night to continue the search.
At dawn, ground personnel returned to the search as well. "While this search team was in the area, they called out her name and both she and her dog answered. So, she answered and her dog also barked," said spokesman Zuno.
In all, 230 people volunteered from 50 different agencies to join in the search. "There were so many things that could have gone wrong, you know, the weather, her health, the terrain. There were so many things that could have gone wrong but they didn't," said Zuno.