Roseburg woman found alive with her dog near small forest fire

Roseburg woman found alive with her dog near small forest fire

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A woman who was reported missing has been found alive with her dog following an extensive search and rescue mission.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a helicopter crew from the Douglas Forest Protective Association located a female and a yellow dog in the Umpqua National Forest. The female was believed to be Brandy Molatore.

The woman was located near the small forest fire in the Boulder Creek Wilderness. Rescue personnel consisting of three firefighters, two of whom are EMT's, were deployed into the wilderness to make contact with the female, who was later identified as Molatore.

At approximately 1:10 p.m., Molatore was extracted from the wilderness and transported to the Illahee Airstrip, where an ambulance crew was waiting. She was then transported to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, where she was later discharged.

The dog that was with Molatore was hike out by firefighters, and delivered to Search and Rescue personnel.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has been actively searching for Molatore since Friday, July 6, 2018.

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