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Missing Auburn Woman Found Alive in Woods

MACON COUNTY, AL (WXTX) - A 27-year old Auburn woman and her dog are safe after getting lost, overnight, in the Tuskegee National Forest.

Wednesday afternoon, the unidentified woman and her golden retriever went for a run on the Bartram Trail. Four hours later, her boyfriend reported her missing.

The trail begins near the Little Texas Volunteer Fire Department on Highway 29 and winds its way 8 miles deep into the Tuskegee National Forrest.

"You are talking about an area that is very large and infested with bob cats and some of the largest timber rattlers you'd ever want to see," described Macon County Sheriff, David Warren.

The massive search included 60 volunteers from 4 volunteer fire departments, ABI agents, local police officers and sheriff's deputies.

The state sent in a helicopter along with search and rescue dog teams. Finally, the young lady and her dog encountered a Sheriff's Deputy searching the tree line along Wire Road around 10 Thursday morning.

The runner and her dog are okay, and Sheriff Warren hopes a little wiser after their 16-hour ordeal.

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