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Missing woman in northwest Forsyth County found nearby home
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Authorities found a 70-year-old local resident who was reported missing Thursday night on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. - photo by Ben Hendren

Authorities say that a 70-year-old local resident who was reported missing Thursday night has been found alive and well. 

According to Cpl. Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, Nancy Flannagan of northwest Forsyth County was found Friday afternoon, about 300 yards from her residence off Bridle Drive in Cumming. He said Flannagan was last seen in her residence at 6:30 p.m. Monday, but currently they aren't sure how long she spent out in the elements. 

He said that dozens of deputies spent Thursday night and all of Friday searching the area around Bridle Drive with dogs, ATVs and drones. Flannagan was finally found laying against the side of a nearby barn.   

She was then taken to a local hospital for what Rainwater called "very serious dehydration."  

Rainwater said that they pulled in a number of deputies from several specialized units during the search and had the help of personnel from the Forsyth County Fire Department, a coordinated effort similar to that used earlier this week when former Lambert High School grad Byron Grogan was reported missing Tuesday morning after going for a late-night run on Monday at Chattahoochee Pointe Park. Grogan eventually came home on his own.

"Our plan today matched Tuesday's plan, we just didn't use a helicopter this time," Rainwater said.