Douglas County Sheriff

Alexandria, MN (KROC AM News) - A woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease walked away from her NW Minnesota home Sunday.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, her disappearance was reported around 7:00 PM. The department was told the 89-year-old woman was last seen around 5:45 PM.

The department issued a Code Red and an intense search was started that included a helicopter. The department says the Alexandria Fire Department was also requested to help with the ground search.

The woman was found just after 8:00 PM “in a wooded area laying in the snow. She was conscious and alert but cold.” She was transported to an Alexandria hospital for medical treatment.

Temperatures at the time were around 30 degrees.

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