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Missing woman turns up at trout hatchery
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Forsyth County News

A 41-year-old woman was hospitalized Tuesday morning after she had been missing for about 15 hours along the Chattahoochee River, authorities said.

Forsyth County Sheriff's Capt. Ron Freeman said the woman, whose name has not been released, went missing about 4:30 p.m. Monday from her home on Little Falls Drive in the Chattahoochee River Club neighborhood.

“We had a report that a female had wandered into the woods and was possibly medically in danger due to some medication,” Freeman said.

She showed up about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Buford Trout Hatchery, about a mile from her home.

About 20 sheriff's deputies, five all-terrain vehicles and several bloodhounds were involved in the search, which Freeman also said involved a Georgia State Patrol helicopter.

“Unfortunately, that is an area that adjoins the Chattahoochee River and encompasses hundreds and hundreds of acres of both trails and heavily wooded area,” he said.

Freeman said a reverse 911 call went out, meaning every household in Chattahoochee River Club received a phone call about the search.

“We had just a host of residents out helping us look,” he said.

Authorities stayed in the area throughout the night, Freeman said. The woman turned up as authorities were about to begin a ground search, which darkness had prevented Monday night.

He said a command post was being set up at the hatchery when the woman wandered in.

“Trout hatchery employees and deputies with the sheriff’s office were able to take care of her,” said Freeman, adding that the woman was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.

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