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Missing Woman Found Safely
At 11:56 Saturday morning, May 2, the Clark County Dispatch Office received a call for help, that a woman in her 60’s went missing while mushroom hunting just west of Wayland, MO. The initial call for assistance dispatched volunteer firefighters from Wayland Fire Department/Wayland First Responders, as well as members of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
As details became clearer when interviewing family on scene, additional help was requested from Clark County Rescue Squad and the Clark County Rural Fire Department. Efforts were organized and an Incident Command was established to organize efforts. A K9 search unit from Scotland County, MO was requested and utilized in the search efforts.
Responders from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Air Division, Missouri Conservation Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Wayland Fire, Kahoka Fire, Clark County Rescue, Clark County Ambulance, Clark County Office of Emergency Management, Scotland County K9 Search Team and the Quincy, Illinois American Red Cross aided in the efforts of the search.
Fortunately, the missing woman was found, was evaluated by emergency medical personnel and released home with her husband. Furthermore, no serious injuries occurred to the first responders.
The Clark County Office of Emergency Management wish to thank the first responders of 10 different agencies for their efforts in searching for the missing woman, especially for the volunteers who were conducting on the ground search operations.