Great news to report!
An elderly woman who went missing from the Saanich area on October 10th has been found.
Ruizhen Wu was located safe this morning by Search and Rescue in Saanich, according to Cst. Markus Anastasiades in a media release.
Saanich police asked for the public’s help in locating Wu on Thursday, October 10th. Police believed Wu suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, and may have become disoriented through her travels.
Police said Wu was found walking and talking in the area of Mount Doug and that her ‘health appears to be okay’. Peninsula Emergency Measures Organization tweeted a photo showing her being transported from the area on a stretcher, however, PEMO did confirm that she was reunited with her family.
We're happy to share that Ruizhen WU was located alive and well earlier today by SAR volunteers and has been reunited with her family. @CowichanSAR @JdFSAR #MetchosinSAR @SSI_SAR @ComoxValleySAR @PEMO_SAR https://t.co/ZujF0O4Z9S pic.twitter.com/ung8gJvKU8
— PEMO Search & Rescue (@PEMO_SAR) October 12, 2019
“The Saanich Police would like to express their thanks to Search and Rescue for efforts throughout, as well as the public for their efforts and creating awareness on this matter,” Anastasiades added in the the release.