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Elderly woman missing for six days found alive in forest

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 11, 2019   /   06:43 pm
Elderly woman missing for six days found alive in forest A woman who was last seen going to buy vegetables was reported missing and was found six days later in the woods. (Shutterstock/-)

After being missing for six days, an elderly woman identified as Ahian, a resident Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan has been found in a forest, alive and mostly well.

According to her family, Ahian was last seen on her way to buy vegetables on Jl. Dusun in Bati, Seberuang district, Kapuas Hulu on July 4. However, after a while the family noticed that she had not returned home.

The elderly woman was then declared missing and a search party was deployed to look for her.

She was found on July 9.

"On the sixth day of the search she was found alive but very weak. She had to be carried on a stretcher by the team," the head of the Kapuas Hulu Police, Adj. Sr. Comr. Siswo Handoyo, said as quoted by pontianak.tribunnews.com.

When found, Ahian was suffering from bruises on her right temple, left arm, right thigh and the right side of her back.

"Right now she is being treated by her family and is getting better," Siswo said. (gis)