INYO COUNTY, Calif. (FOX11) - A Huntington Beach woman who was reported missing four days ago during a camping trip with her husband in Inyo County was found alive on Monday, authorities said.
Sheryl Powell, 60, of Huntington Beach, went missing on July 12 while camping near Grandview Campground in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest area in Inyo County. She was located alive on Monday by ground search team members near the Montenegro Springs area.
"Searchers describe her as resilient and strong but exhausted after being lost in an extremely remote area above Big Pine," Inyo County sheriff's officials said in a news release.
Powell was met at the Bishop Airport by ambulance and was taken to the local hospital for medical clearance.
Earlier Monday morning, authorities reported that a dog believed to be Powell's was located alive approximately 2.5-miles from Powell's last known location.
Powell was reported missing by her husband. The Inyo County Sheriff's Office said she exited their car to take the dog to the bathroom while he re-positioned the car. Powell told FOX 11 that a man with a knife confronted her, and she ran for her life taking her dog with her.
Shortly after moving the car, Powell's husband wasn't able to locate his wife or their dog.
Powell remains in high spirits despite the ordeal and is grateful to be with family again.