A Rockhouse Road resident phoned the Easton Police Department at 3:10 p.m. today, concerned that his 64-year-old wife had not returned from her customary walk. She had been gone for over an hour, and he reported that she had a medical condition, according to Captain Richard Doyle.
Easton police got a description and did a cursory search in the area. Officer Tamara French and K-9 T-J were called to the scene, as well as a Bloodhound from the Connecticut State Police. Newtown police arrived with a drone to do an aerial search. Assistance was also provided by both the Redding and the Aquarion police departments. A UTV was deployed as well.
The Easton Fire Department and Easton EMS arrived at the scene to provide emergency care.
At 5:45 p.m., a passer-by reported to the command post that he had seen a woman fitting the description a half-hour earlier, and resources were directed in the area, Doyle said.
The all-out effort produced optimal results: the woman was found near Route 58 and Pine Tree Road. EMS checked her out and monitored her vitals. “She was reunited with her husband in good condition,” Doyle said.