Deputies Rescue Woman With Alzheimer's Who Disappeared From Motel


Daytona Beach, FL - A 72-year-old woman with Alzheimer's goes missing and is later rescued by Volusia County deputies, who spotted her from the air in Daytona Beach.

The Volusia Sheriff's Offices (VSO) says the woman—who remains unidentified at this time—went missing on Easter Sunday (April 4th) after she went missing from a local Motel 6.

Deputies who were called to the area checked the motel's surveillance cameras and determined that the woman had been missing for about seven hours, and estimated that she left the motel around 3:00 that morning.

Air One eventually responded to aid in the search, and the crew was able to spot the woman, who seemed to have fallen into a swampy part of the Tomoka River that runs under International Speedway Boulevard. The airborne crew, however, had a minor challenge as they had to work quickly, since they were working within the path of Daytona Beach International Airport's main runway.

Video released by the agency shows deputies walking down to the bank of the river in order to help the woman. The woman was found to be conscious, alert, and OK, but she was still transported to Halifax Health Medical Center to be checked out.


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