Netizen 24 CAN: 81-year-old woman found safe after missing for days

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81-year-old woman found safe after missing for days

New81-year-old woman found safe after missing for daysAn 81-year-old woman who went missing near Porters Lake Provincial Park on Tuesday has been found safe, RCMP confirm.

RCMP say ground search and rescue crews found Myrna Burgess Wednesday evening

Search and rescue teams worked for hours to locate 81-year-old Myrna Burgess. (Robert Short/CBC)

An 81-year-old woman who went missing near Porters Lake Provincial Park on Tuesday has been found safe, RCMP confirm.

RCMP say ground search and rescue crews on ATVs found Myrna Burgess in her car Wednesday evening.

Police would not give any other details about finding the woman.

According to police, Burgess and a family member, an 83-year-old man, stayed in their vehicle overnight Monday into Tuesday after the y got a flat tire.

At around noon on Tuesday, the man left the vehicle to find help and walked for several hours before meeting other people

The group was not able to find the car, or Burgess, and contacted police around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The 83-year-old man was checked at the hospital and released.

Ground search and rescue personnel, along with an aircraft, searched the area from Murchyville Road in the Musquodoboit Valley to Porters Lake Provincial Park.​

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