Missing Hiker in New Jersey Found Safe After Being Seen on Ring Camera: 'A Positive Resolution'

A homeowner was reviewing his Ring doorbell camera footage when he spotted when he spotted Carol Heimbach

<p>Ringwood Police Department, New Jersey/Facebook</p> Carol Heimbach

Ringwood Police Department, New Jersey/Facebook

Carol Heimbach
  • A New Jersey hiker was found a day after she disappeared while hiking in Ringwood State Park on Sunday, authorities said

  • She has been identified as Carol Heimbach, 63, according to reports

  • A homeowner spotted Heimbach on his Ring camera and contacted police, New Jersey State Park Police Chief George Fedorczyk said

A hiker who disappeared in New Jersey over the weekend has been found safe thanks in part to a homeowner's Ring camera, authorities said.

The woman went out for a hike in Ringwood State Park near Skylands Manor on Sunday, the Ringewood Police Department said in a Facebook post.

She has been identified as 63-year-old Carol Heimbach, according to the Asbury Park Press, CBS affiliate WCBS-TV and News 12 Hudson Valley.

When Heimbach, who frequently hikes the state park and is even a volunteer there, was unavailable by 10 p.m. local time, her family called police, the paper reported. A search then began around 1 a.m.

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According to WCBS-TV, at least 10 teams searched the area overnight into Monday morning. The Ringwood Police Department shared her photo on Facebook.

Eventually, Heimbach was seen on a Ring camera on Monday, News 12 Hudson Valley, WCBS-TV and ABC affiliate WABC-TV reported.

A homeowner in Sloatsburg — which is about 5 miles from the state park — was reviewing his Ring doorbell camera footage when he spotted Heimbach, per News 12 Hudson Valley.

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New Jersey State Park Police Chief George Fedorczyk credited the homeowner, who then contacted authorities, WCBS-TV reported.

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"This individual obviously took the time, recognized, was aware of the situation and appropriately called the authorities to where we can get this to a positive resolution," he told the station.

PEOPLE has reached out to the New Jersey Park Police for comment, but they did not immediately respond.

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Heimbach suffered no apparent injuries, though she was disoriented after she spent a night in the woods, according to News 12 Hudson Valley and WCBS-TV.

It's unclear what led the woman to go missing, but WCBS-TV reported that investigators believe she left her phone in her car when she began her hike.

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