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Hiker missing for nine days is found in Sierra Nevadas

A 62-year old Sacramento hiker has finally been rescued after nine days lost in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Sierra Nevada mountains, California, where a hiker was found after nine days.
Sierra Nevada mountains, California, where a hiker was found after nine days. Image by Don Graham / CC BY-SA 2.0

Miyuki Harwood was out walking when she slipped and broke her leg. She spent two days crawling to a creek where she used her water filter to help stay hydrated while waiting for rescuers whose efforts were hampered by local wildfires. She’s now recovering in hospital. Read more: usatoday.com