Elderly woman rescued by DPS in NW Arizona

Posted at 5:51 AM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 15:25:18-04

The Arizona Department of Public Safety successfully rescued a missing 87-year-old woman in northwestern Arizona.

DPS said their air rescue helicopter crew assisted the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office with the search and rescue operation.

The woman was reported missing on April 10 and crews found her on April 12.

According to DPS, the woman walked away from her vehicle and got stuck on a muddy road near “Mud Mountain”, in the area known as the Arizona Strip.

DPS was able to locate the woman over ten miles away from her vehicle. She was lying on the ground and motionless behind a bush.

DPS said the woman was able to move one arm as the helicopter circled overheard to get the crew’s attention.

When crews reached the woman she was severely dehydrated and was too weak to sit up.

The woman was flown to a hospital in St. George, Utah where she has been treated.

This was the second woman rescued by DPS pilot Lowell Neshem in three days. He also rescued a Tucson woman who was lost in the wilderness.