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Santa Clarita woman found after going missing during hike

A Los Angeles County sheriff's patrol car is shown during a search for a missing woman in Castaic on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

April 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Santa Clarita woman who went missing following a hike with friends at Sloan Canyon in Castaic has been found safe.

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.