Hiker, 62, found injured but alive after 9-day search

31 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Folsom hiker found alive after 9 days in Sierra National Forest.

FRESNO, Calif. 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, sheriff’s officials said in a statement.FRESNO (CBS13/AP) – A woman who was stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days while suffering from some broken bones survived by using a water filter to drink from a creek, authorities said. Harwood was airlifted to a hospital to treat an unspecified injury sustained on Aug. 20 when she got separated from a group of hikers near Horsehead Lake, about 100 miles northwest of Fresno.

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