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Little Iris Nix walked the Molalla Rover recreational area with her grandmother, Gayla Ann Jay, 62, and her four-year-old brother or sister on November 7, when she suddenly walked away and disappeared from view

Toddler, two, who went missing for two hours after a hike through the Oregon wilderness with her grandmother, is safely found by a horseman and her dog

  • Little Iris Nix disappeared during a walk with her grandmother, Gayla Ann Jay, 62, in the Molalla Rover recreation area on Thursday
  • Gayla called desperately for her granddaughter for 20 minutes, but she still didn't see a face
  • Without a mobile phone service, the panicked grandmother ran to one side of the road and desperately marked vehicles passing by to help her find
  • Tammy Stevens, 59, who happened to spend horse and horse with her two Australian shepherds, also participated
  • It was more than an hour after her solo search that Tammy heard a "whine", but she could not see where the sound came from
  • Tammy ordered one of her dogs, Wilson, to run and look for Iris, who was found a little later on a steep slope about 70 feet above Tammy.
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A desperate search for a two-year-old girl who went missing after getting lost in the Oregon wilderness, ended happily on Thursday when she was found alive and well by a horse-drawn woman with the help of one of her dogs.

Little Iris Nix walked with her grandmother, Gayla Ann Jay, 62, and her four-year-old brother or sister in the Molalla Rover recreational area on November 7, when she suddenly walked ahead and disappeared from view.

Gayla called desperately for her granddaughter for 20 minutes, but she still didn't see a face.

"Iris just kept running and she wouldn't stop – she disappeared," said Gayla KGW8. "I was very worried and very scared."

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Little Iris Nix walked the Molalla Rover recreational area with her grandmother, Gayla Ann Jay, 62, and her four-year-old brother or sister on November 7, when she suddenly walked away and disappeared from view

Gayla Ann Jay

Gayla Ann Jay

Little Iris Nix (left) walked with her grandmother, Gayla Ann Jay (right), 62, and her four-year-old brother or sister in the Molalla Rover recreational area on November 7, when she suddenly walked away and disappeared from view

59-year-old Tammy Stevens (middle), who happened to be on horseback with her two Australian shepherds, noticed that officers were closing the road and began the search

59-year-old Tammy Stevens (middle), who happened to be on horseback with her two Australian shepherds, noticed that officers were closing the road and began the search

59-year-old Tammy Stevens (middle), who happened to be on horseback with her two Australian shepherds, noticed that officers were closing the road and began the search

Without a cell phone service, the panicked grandmother ran to one side of the road and desperately walked past passing vehicles to help her search.

Several loggers stopped and called the Clackamas County Sheriff office, which later participated in the search.

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59-year-old Tammy Stevens, who happened to be on horseback with her two Australian shepherds, also came into action when she saw how officers closed the road and asked what was happening.

Tammy broke away from the main search team and followed her instinct instead. She said that the area where Iris was missing was "really dangerous" and she knew that time was essential.

It was more than an hour after her solo search that Tammy heard a "whine", but she couldn't see where the sound was coming from.

Tammy ordered one of her dogs, Wilson, to run and look for Iris, who was found a little later on a steep slope about 70 feet above Tammy.

Without a mobile phone service, the panicked grandmother ran to one side of the road and desperately marked vehicles passing by to help her find

Without a mobile phone service, the panicked grandmother ran to one side of the road and desperately marked vehicles passing by to help her find

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Without a mobile phone service, the panicked grandmother ran to one side of the road and desperately marked vehicles passing by to help her find

Tammy broke away from the main search team and followed her instinct instead. She said that the area where Iris was missing was "really dangerous" and she knew that time was essential. Tammy instructed one of her dogs, Wilson (above), to run and look for Iris, who was later found on a steep slope about 70 feet above Tammy.

Tammy broke away from the main search team and followed her instinct instead. She said that the area where Iris was missing was "really dangerous" and she knew that time was essential. Tammy instructed one of her dogs, Wilson (above), to run and look for Iris, who was later found on a steep slope about 70 feet above Tammy.

Tammy broke away from the main search team and followed her instinct instead. She said that the area where Iris was missing was "really dangerous" and she knew that time was essential. Tammy instructed one of her dogs, Wilson (above), to run and look for Iris, who was later found on a steep slope about 70 feet above Tammy.

Soon Iris was back in her grandmother's arms, who admitted that she was "absolutely lost" after missing Iris for 15 minutes. In total, the two-year-old missed more than two hours

Soon Iris was back in her grandmother's arms, who admitted that she was "absolutely lost" after missing Iris for 15 minutes. In total, the two-year-old missed more than two hours

Soon Iris was back in her grandmother's arms, who admitted that she was "absolutely lost" after missing Iris for 15 minutes. In total, the two-year-old missed more than two hours

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The 59-year-old then tied her horse to the tree and climbed the hill.

& # 39; I was just following Wilson and he was lying on Iris' lap with his small front legs. She had her little hand on him and she was crying, just sobbing, and oh God, & Tammy told the station by tears. "It was the best moment of my life."

While holding Iris, Tammy starts walking her way back to the gathering area. She crossed paths with one of the loggers who stopped to help, who then sent delegates with their location.

Soon Iris was back in her grandmother's arms, who admitted that she was "absolutely lost" after missing Iris for 15 minutes.

The two-year-old missed a total of more than two hours, but luckily she was completely unharmed.

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"Iris told me she had called me and heard her call her, but I couldn't hear her because she was so close to a creek," Gayle said. & # 39; She – it makes me cry. She is my heart. I am very grateful (she is fine). "

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