Lost hiker found in the Uintas
July 16, 2012
Woman lost overnight near Ruth Lake
A Salt Lake City woman and her dog were found in good condition by Summit County Search and Rescue teams on Sunday after spending the night lost in the Uintas.
The 20 year-old woman was camping with her black Labrador Sage, her brother and four friends at Ruth Lake in the Uintas over the weekend. On Saturday, at about 2 p.m., she told the other campers she was going to take her dog for a hike, according to Summit County Detective Sergeant Ron Bridge.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office reported that at 4 p.m., the other campers began to search for the lost hiker and when they were unable to locate her, they reported it to the Uinta Ranger Station.
Summit County Search and Rescue members quickly responded, accompanied by a police dog and a Life Flight helicopter.
Search operations continued through the night and Bridge said the woman was located on Sunday morning around 10 a.m.
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"She wasn’t dressed for overnight temperatures or rain, but we located her in good condition and she checked out OK," Bridge said. "She was found by search and rescue crews about three miles from Ruth Lake and said that she just got lost while hiking with her dog."
The Sheriff’s office received reports of a second missing hiker in the Uintas on Saturday afternoon but before search and rescue crews could respond the hiker returned to their camp.