A woman reported missing Wednesday was found hours later and claims she was never lost.
According to Escondido Police, the 40-year-old woman was last seen near Dixon Lake around 4 p.m.
The woman’s boyfriend told police that he went down the mountain to check on his bicycle. When he came back, he couldn’t find the woman and called for help.
Concerns grew as the night became colder and darker. A command post was set up in the 3400 block of East Valley Parkway.
Search and rescue teams from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department joined the search.
Just after midnight, the woman was discovered walking near Valley Parkway and Ash. She told deputies she was never lost but had just gotten separated from her boyfriend.