Missing woman rescued from ravine in St. Thomas
St. Thomas police say emergency crews have rescued a missing 62-year-old woman who was found in a wooded ravine.
Officials received a call about a missing woman just after 8:30 a.m. Thursday. She had reportedly left her home for a walk around 7 p.m. Wednesday and not returned.
Officers and the K9 Unit began the investigation and additional volunteers were called in to assist.
Thanks to early information from residents, officers were able to locate footprints in the snow and a K9 track led police to the woman in a wooded ravine northwest of the city.
The woman was found lying in the snow, responsive, but in medical distress.
Together, police, EMS and fire crews were able to provide first aid and get the woman out of the deep snow and transported to hospital.
She is now recovering at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital.
She was reportedly suffering from hypothermia and frostbite, and police say her condition is being further assessed in hospital.