EAST AMWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – New Jersey State Troopers rescued a 71-year-old woman, who suffers from dementia, last week after she wandered from her residence and got lost in a wooded area.
On Nov. 10, at around 9:24 p.m., troopers responded to the report of a missing person in East Amwell Township. The victim’s daughter reported that her mother walked away from their residence and did not return, state police said.
Troopers from Kingwood Station, the New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit, and members of the Hunterdon County K-9 Unit cooperatively searched the area for the missing woman. After a brief aerial search, troopers from the NJSP Aviation Unit located the woman in a nearby wooded area, state police said.
Troopers made their way through the woods and found the woman, who had fallen and became entangled in thick brush. The troopers provided her with a blanket and comforted her before she was was taken to safety, state police said.
Amwell Valley Ambulance Corps treated her at the scene and transported her to an area hospital, state police siad.
“Due to the quick actions of the troopers and first responders, the woman was provided with the care she needed and is expected to make a full recovery,” state police said.