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Rescuers Walk Right Past Lost Teen In Dark Woods, But No One Finds Her Until The Next Morning

by Gwendolyn Plummer
Gwen is a writer, reader, hockey fan, concert goer, and lunchtime enthusiast.

Getting into a fight with your friends is never fun. Sometimes, the best thing to do is walk away from each other, cool off, and reconnect when you’re ready to talk again.

That’s what two teens in California did when they got into a disagreement while hiking on Mount Tamalpais.

One of the girls headed back toward civilization, but the other, 16-year-old Sarah Tang, got lost in the dark, wooded area. I’ve gotten lost in a forest before, and I can honestly say it was one of the scariest things I’ve ever experienced. I can only imagine how Sarah was feeling.

The teen kept walking while looking for someone to help her, or at least a light that could guide her back to people — but she found nothing.

However, she was able to get cell phone service for a brief period, and that’s when she called her dad for help.

About 30 members of a search-and-rescue crew headed straight for the mountain, searching all night for Sarah. At one point, they were only a few feet away from her — but it was dark and Sarah hid from the strangers.

Sarah was eventually found and reunited with her dad. Her story serves as a good reminder to stay in place if you get lost, especially if help is on the way.

Check out the video below to find out when they finally got Sarah to safety, and please SHARE this story on Facebook!

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