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

17 May 2018

An aircraft and ground crews have scoured an area outside Halifax for an 81-year-old woman who was last seen at her vehicle on Tuesday after it ran into trouble.

Burgess is described as white, with short white hair and RCMP say she has mobility issues.

An extensive air and ground search had been launched Wednesday morning for the missing woman in Nova Scotia's Musquodoboit Valley.

The pair slept in their vehicle on Monday night and the man told police he ventured out on Tuesday to search for help.

Though the family member found residents willing to help, he couldn't find his way back to the vehicle and Burgess, so a massive search was launched which wrapped up Wednesday night.

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

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

They also said the man had been walking for hours before he was found on Murchyville Road, so figuring out which roads to search was a challenge. RCMP say Burgess was found conscious and alert in her van on Wednesday night and was brought out of the woods.

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