Whitman: Police Find Missing Woman In Time to Save Her Life

A Whitman woman is hospitalized, but in stable condition after being found unresponsive in the woods by police officers.

According to Police Chief Timothy Hanlon at about 6:15 Wednesday night, they got a call from a resident that her 71-year-old mother was missing from her Temple Street home and that she was last seen at 8:30 a.m.

Officers responded, pinged the woman’s cell phone, and at about 7:30 p.m. a K-9 officer located the woman in the woods about 250 feet from her home.

She was cold to the touch, unresponsive and face down, with her legs tangled in roots.

Officers immediately tried to warm her and called for medical assistance.

She was transported to the hospital, and as of yesterday (Thursday) was in stable condition.

Chief Hanlon says it was great work by all responding officers to find the woman when they did.

About Amy Leonard

Amy Leonard grew up in Carver and always had a passion for radio. She studied radio production at New England Institute of Technology in Rhode Island, then moved to Martha's Vineyard where she worked as a DJ at WVVY producing the midday show called PB and Jams. She has since then camped across the country to California but has made her way back to the only home she knows, the South Shore.