FOUND ALIVE …
62 year old Miyuki Harwood of Orangevale, California has been found alive by search crews after missing for 9 days in the Fresno County wilderness. Miyuki Harwood was found Saturday injured, suffering broken bones, but alive. Harwood, who was found in a remote, rocky area, where she crawled down from where she was injured to a creek, takinh 2 days, and she was able to drink from the creek with the water filter. Harwood had become separated from a group of hikers on a Sierra Club outing on Aug. 20, prompting a massive search. As per the LA Times, Members of the Fresno County sheriff’s search-and-rescue team found Harwood on Saturday morning in an area east of Courtwright Reservoir after she heard rescuers in the area and blew a whistle to get their attention. She was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Fresno, where she was listed in stable condition.
A hiker is recovering in the hospital after surviving in the Fresno County wilderness for nine days.
Miyuki Harwood, 62, of Orangevale went missing after getting separated from a hiking group in remote Fresno County. Since Aug. 20, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office says they spent thousands of hours searching for her. Search and rescue teams located her at about 9 a.m. Saturday.
“She heard voices, and she grabbed a whistle that she had with her and blew her whistle, and that alerted the rescuers on the ground to be able to find her,” California Highway Patrol paramedic Rusty Hotchkiss said.
A CHP helicopter flew Harwood to Community Regional Medical Center in Downtown Fresno on Saturday.