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Elderly Woman Found After Search Effort in Titus County, Pilot Spotted Her Lying in Deep Grass

Early Tuesday Afternoon, Titus County Precinct 2 Constable Ray Barrett, received a call of an elderly female who had wandered off from her residence and family members were unable to locate her. Constable Barrett notified Titus County Sheriff’s Office of what he had.

Titus County Lieutenants Chris Bragg and Aaron Baxter, along with several deputies responded with Constable Barrett to the residence on County Road 2120 where lady was last seen. The significant high outdoor temperatures raised an immediate concern for the woman’s safety. Precinct 1,3,&4 Constable Chris Durant and a team from the Mount Pleasant Fire Department was summoned for assistance and joined in the search.

At the onset, deputies requested assistance from the Mid America Flight Museum to see if someone was available to provide aerial search assistance. Within only minutes, Mid America Flight Museum Director Kelly Mahon took to the air and also sent several of the flight museum employees to assist with the ground search.

Just five minutes shy of one hour from the initial call out, Pilot Kelly Mahon spotted the missing woman lying down in deep grass in a nearby field and signaled responders on the ground to her location. She was found safe but due to the heat and conditions, she was checked out by emergency medical personnel.

Titus County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our gratitude to all those who worked together to help quickly find the missing lady. We especially would like to the ready willingness of the Mid America Flight Museum Personnel for helping to find the lady so quickly.

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