S&R crews spend day search for missing AFC resident; woman found other side of county.

March 17, 2016

search_sheriffBy Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP — Search and rescue personnel spent about four hours searching for a missing adult foster care home resident Thursday afternoon. According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, the woman left the Hill Haven AFC about 10:30 a.m. today. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the home in the 3600 block of North Taylor Road about 12:30 p.m. About 2 p.m. deputies requested assistance from firefighters and activated the county’s search and rescue team.

Initially, Branch Township and Fountain Area fire departments were called. Both departments have all terrain vehicles. Custer Fire Department personnel were then called, along with that department’s ATV. Hamlin Township Fire Department was dispatched for its command trailer. Personnel from Lake County were also dispatched along with the Fountain Area Fire Department Auxiliary and the U.S. Forest Service. Scottville Fire Department was dispatched to cover for emergencies on the southeastern portion of the county. Personnel searched Section 22 and adjacent areas of Sheridan Township.

The woman was found about 4 p.m. after she called 911 and stated she was at a Ludington motel. Sheriff Cole said the woman apparently had been in an argument with another resident of the home earlier in the week. She left the home this morning and took a taxi cab into Ludington, Cole said. Ludington Police Department assisted by making contact with the woman in Ludington.


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