Big Island police announced today that a 49-year-old North Hilo woman who had been missing since April 18 had crawled out of a gulch the evening of April 21 near her home.
Tina Johansen of Kapehu Mauka was unharmed, somewhat dehydrated, cold and hungry, police said. She appeared to have been disoriented, police said.
Fire rescue personnel and a canine unit had searched for Johansen but were unable to find her. Three days after her disappearance, Johansen was able to find her way out of the thick brush on her own, police said.
Johansen was possibly disoriented at the time of her disappearance, a CrimeStoppers bulletin issued April 18 said.