Missing Monterey hiker and dog found

MONTEREY COUNTY (BCN)  — Rescue crews early Wednesday morning located an overdue hiker after the woman and her dog got stuck in a ravine at the Arroyo Seco Campgrounds in Monterey County, sheriff’s officials said.

Janice Whipple and her dog were hiking in the Arroyo Seco Campgrounds on Tuesday and decided to hike the path of the river instead of the hiking trail when they separated from her friends around 5 p.m., according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.

Whipple and her dog got stuck in a ravine that was 250 to 300 feet deep. Rescue crews were able to locate and rescue Whipple and her dog from the ravine around 3 a.m. Wednesday, sheriff’s officials said.

Whipple had suffered several lacerations, dehydration and hypothermia by the time of her rescue, according to the sheriff’s office.

Cal Fire crews and the Monterey County Search and Rescue Team assisted sheriff’s deputies in the rescue.

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