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Missing snowshoer found

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A Truckee woman lost near Cabin Creek on Valentine’s Day didn’t have to spend the evening alone in the woods. Rescuers found her in good spirits at about 7 p.m.

Placer County Sheriff’s Department received a call from the lost hiker on snow shoes at 5:12 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 at North Tahoe’s 911 dispatch center.

According to a press release by Placer County Sheriff’s Department, the women said she had been hiking since early afternoon and had become disoriented.

Nona Gilmore, 37, was located approximately two miles southwest of Cabin Creek at 6:54 p.m.

Her location was determined by aircraft.

According to the release, she was in good health but was quite cold.

The Sheriff’s Department commended Gilmore for staying calm, remaining stationary when she realized she was lost, and for carrying a cell phone, which rescue personnel said was instrumental in her being located quickly.


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