North Bay Police Service confirms that a woman reported missing has been found.
Police had been searching for Lorraine Hickey, 55, who had signed herself out of North Bay Regional Health Centre Saturday afternoon.
She was found at about 11:40 a.m. today by members of the North Bay Police Emergency Response Team in a bush area just north of Highway 17 and west of Gormanville Road.
“She was found lying down in a grassy area,” police said in a media release. “She was wet, cold, but uninjured.”
Her husband, Phillip Hickey, and city police wish to thank Kevin Elsey who reported seeing a person matching the woman’s description after hearing about the case this morning.
Elsey went to police headquarters and showed the officers exactly where he had last seen her. That area was searched and she was found within half a kilometre of that spot.
The OPP Canine and Marine Units, the Ministry of Natural Resources Canine Unit and BAYSAR also helped with the search.