Missing woman, 81, found overnight in bush at Canton Beach

POLICE located a missing woman in bushland on Tuesday morning. There were concerns for the welfare of the 81-year-old woman when she did not return to her Canton Beach home by 8pm on Monday, after an appointment earlier in the day. A search was launched involving police from Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command with assistance from the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, NSW Ambulance, the State Emergency Service and Volunteer Rescue Association. About 1.30am, the woman was located in dense bushland about 200 metres from her home. She was taken to Wyong Hospital as a precaution.

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