Santa Clarita woman found after going missing during hike

CASTAIC, Calif.

Ivy DeGeorge, 32, was reported missing at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Her friends told sheriff deputies that she is not an experienced hiker and is unfamiliar with the canyon.

Sheriff's officials said DeGeorge intentionally separated herself from her hiking companions and became lost. Investigators searched for DeGeorge throughout the night. She was found in good condition with no injuries at about 6:45 a.m. Wednesday at a friend's house.

Authorities say that when DeGeorge learned she was reported missing, she contacted the sheriff's department and met with deputies.

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