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Missing Hiker Found After Long Night In Ventura County Wilderness

It was a long weekend for a South Coast woman and her family, after she became lost during a day hike and spent a night lost in the wilderness. The Oxnard woman went for what was supposed to be a day hike Saturday in Ventura County’s Sisar Canyon. When she didn’t return home Saturday night, family members contacted the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. A helicopter equipped with night vision equipment started a search, as did Search and Rescue Team members. Around 1 p.m. Sunday, two hunters found the woman, and contacted the Sheriff’s office. A Sheriff’s Department helicopter airlifted the woman out of the area, and aside from some minor cuts and scratches, she was in good condition.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.