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Friday, October 19th, 2018




Woman Found After Missing From Pokagon State Park
Tuesday Sep 18, 2018 1:45pm
Angola, IN

A 78 year old Angola woman was reported missing Monday night just after 7:30 PM. She was reportedly last seen at Pokagon State Park.

Multiple agencies joined forces in the search of the acreage that makes up the park's vast wetlands and forest.

A search party was led by Indiana Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers. During the search efforts the Noble County drone duo of Deputy Shafter Baker and Deputy Brandon Chordas were asked to provide assistance in doing an air search.

It was reported by the Noble County Sheriff’s Department that 45 minutes into the search Deputy Baker picked up a heat signature from the drone's FLIR camera in a large swampy area of Pokagon State Park. Soon after, Conservation Officer's on the ground were sent to the location.

As a result of the drone teams efforts, the missing woman found by the ground team alive and well. She was reported to have spent 12 hours, including the overnight period, in a wooded wetlands area.

The Angola woman has not yet been identified by authorities. She has since been reunited with her family and was reportedly checked by a health care provider.


(Noble County Sheriff’s Department Photo)
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