Woman Who Went Missing In Woodside Thursday Found Alive In Ravine

WOODSIDE (CBS SF) — A hiker who went missing Thursday afternoon in unincorporated Woodside and was found alive Saturday morning and appears to be OK, a San Mateo County sheriff’s spokesman said.

Bethnee Haury, 56, was found at about 10:30 a.m. about 200 feet down in a ravine and about 600 yards from Skyline Boulevard, which was the nearest road.

Bethnee Haury was last seen on Skyline Boulevard near the Kings Mountain area of San Mateo County on March 9, 2017. (San Mateo Couty Sheriff)

Bethnee Haury was last seen on Skyline Boulevard near the Kings Mountain area of San Mateo County on March 9, 2017. (San Mateo Couty Sheriff)

Haury had been last seen at about 4 p.m. Thursday on Skyline Boulevard by someone who lives or works in the area, according to the sheriff’s office.

Haury suffers from dementia and is dependent on insulin.

But the person that saw her Thursday afternoon told deputies that she looked OK.

Sheriff’s spokesman Detective Salvador Zuno said at some point Haury must have become disoriented and hiked into the ravine.

A search team called out her name this morning and she and her Australian Shepherd Camaro, which went hiking with her, answered.

Besides some bumps and bruises and being tired and dehydrated Haury was okay, according to Zuno.

“She a very tough lady,” he said. Rescuers gave Haury some water and a snack and she was airlifted to a hospital.

Camaro was given some water and a snack. The dog was checked out and found to be fine.

“This is very happy ending,” Zuno said.

Search teams started looking for Haury Thursday after her husband called the sheriff’s office at about 7:30 p.m. to report that she had not returned from her hike.

Haury, her husband and son are Bay Area residents who were staying at a bed and breakfast when Haury left for the hike at about 1:30 p.m.

The family had been traveling on vacation, Zuno said.

The San Mateo County Search and Rescue team and the Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit, professional volunteer search teams, searched for Haury round-the-clock from Thursday into Friday morning, according to Zuno.

Except for a search by air, which went on into the night, rescuers went home at dusk on Friday and resumed the search at about 6 a.m. Saturday.

The teams used search dogs and off-road vehicles and later added a helicopter and sheriff’s air unit to look for Haury.

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  1. skyline is a lil remote…

  2. Clearly her husband and son are complete idiots. At least this lady with her dementia will probably forget that her family is this stupid. LOL….

  3. Wow do they have enough people on the scene there? Seriously why are there some 20+ people standing there? I live in the area and had the helicopter over our house for hours on Friday. Why would the family let her go out on her own? If she is so disabled, that she can’t figure out how to get to safety there, she shouldn’t be out on her own. Yes, there are a lot of woods but we are hardly out in the middle of nowhere.

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