STEVENS PASS - The search for a missing 18-year-old from Maple Valley girl is over after she was found alive in the woods near Stevens Pass on Saturday.
KING 5 reports that Giovanna Fuda was found about two miles up a steep ravine along Highway 2 between Skykomish and Stevens Pass. Rescuers say she was awake and alert and received medical treatment.
Official say Fuda is in stable condition and is with her parents. At about 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, search and rescue crews noticed a notebook, clothing, shoes that belonged to Fuda. KING 5 reports that searchers followed a creek up the ravine and found Fuda.
“This is very rare, it is definitely a miracle, and we are so thrilled that she made it out okay," said King County Sheriff spokesman Ryan Abbott told KING 5.
Detectives are in the process of finding out what occurred, but believe she ran out of gas, went looking for help, and somehow got turned around.
Fuda was initially reported missing on July 24 after leaving her parents’ home in Maple Valley.