Walker lost in North Carolina woods saved after 2-day search
BUXTON, NC (AP) — A 31-year-old woman has been rescued after a search to find her in a patch of thick North Carolina woods spanned two days.
The U.S. Coast Guard and other emergency responders launched a search-and-rescue operation at around 9 p.m. Friday after the woman became lost during a walk by the Buxton Woods Reserve near the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Officials said a helicopter briefly spotted the woman before she disappeared and wasn’t seen again that night.
Rangers said the search was suspended until Saturday morning when a ranger saw her walking near the National Seashore’s administrative housing and she was brought to safety.