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Missing Hiker Found After Two Days; Dog Stayed By Her Side The Entire Time

by Amy Drew

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Bethnee Haury, 56, was on a vacation hike with her Australian shepherd, Camaro, in the woods south of San Francisco when she went missing. That was Thursday.

Rescuers located her Saturday after combing the trails and searching by air.

“Searchers went into the area and were calling, and both she and the dog responded when rescuers called out to them,” sheriff’s Detective Salvador Zuno told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Haury, whose family was extra-concerned as she has early-onset dementia and suffers from diabetes, was airlifted to a hospital to be treated for dehydration and minor injuries after she had made her way into a ravine with about a 200-foot drop. Searchers found her about 600 yards from a road.

Zuno said a team of 230 rescuers from 13 agencies looked for Haury.

“That (number) does not include search dogs, horses, off-road vehicles, the sheriff’s air squadron or the Cal Fire helicopter that also participated,” Zuno said.

One rescuer said that when they called out to Haury, she called back to them, and just a few seconds later came Camaro’s bark. Haury’s husband believes the dog stayed by her side for the entire ordeal.

Both are doing well following rescue.