Published DateGILFORD — A local woman who went for her daily walk yesterday morning became disoriented and was lost for a few hours.
Deputy Fire Chief Rick Andrews said the woman, who is in her early 80s, walks about one to two miles daily but apparently took a wrong turn yesterday and ended up on an old logging road.
He said she walks with her dog and the dog returned alone to the house. Andrews said she has a part-time medical assistant who called police when she realized the woman had yet to return from her walk.
He said police, including K-9 Agbar, and fire officials on foot and using all-terrain vehicles searched for the woman who was found around noon walking along Route 11A near the First United Methodist Church by members of the N.H. Department of Fish and Game who had come to Gilford to join in the search. Police said the search lasted about 90 minutes.
Andrews said the spot where she was found and where she entered the woods are about a mile apart.
Andrews said the woman was walking along the road and was unharmed. He said she was evaluated by a Gilford emergency response crew and driven home by the Fish and Game officer.