From the Yarmouth Police Department:
SEARCH FINDS MISSING 97 YEAR OLD WOMAN ALIVE
On Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at approximately 4:20PM, the Yarmouth Police Department Emergency 911 Center received a call regarding a 97 year old female who had wandered off in the area of her home on Conservation Drive in Yarmouthport and had not returned.
Numerous Yarmouth Police Officers responded to the scene and began a massive coordinated search with the assistance of many agencies and specialized equipment including;
• The Yarmouth Police Department K9 Unit
• The Yarmouth Fire Department
• The Massachusetts State Police
• The Massachusetts State Police Air Wing
• The Yarmouth Department of Natural Resources
• The Cape and Islands Search and Rescue Team
• All-Terrain Vehicles
• Golf Carts
• Code Red Emergency Messaging
• Silver Alert
Based off the information given developed, Yarmouth Police Officers learned that the woman had been having issues with her memory and has recently starting taking a new medication.
In addition, it was not unusual for her to go on walks for exercise assisted by a walker which was subsequently found in the wooded area of a driveway on Hockanom Road.
A Unified Command Center was established at the clubhouse of the Bass River Rod and Gun Club located nearby.
Through the efforts of all agencies present, three person teams were created in order to strengthen the capabilities and search area.
Thankfully, the woman was located asleep on the ground in the driveway of Fiddler’s Green Plaza at 700 Route 6A by local Yarmouthport residents Ben Grew and Shawn Rupani at 9:10PM
Members of the Yarmouth Fire Department examined and treated the woman and transported her to Cape Cod Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
We are pleased to report that the woman was released from Cape Cod Hospital this morning at 6:00AM.
The Yarmouth Police Department thanks everyone involved in this successful effort and commends Mr. Grew and Mr. Rupani for their vigilance and support.