Minnesota woman, 89, with Alzheimer's recovering after being found in snow

An 89-year-old woman was found safe after she wandered away from her home Sunday.
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An 89-year-old woman was found safe after she wandered away from her home Sunday.

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Credit: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

An 89-year-old Minnesota woman with Alzheimer's disease was found safe, but cold and lying face down in the snow, Sunday night, WCCO reported.

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The woman, whose name was not released by authorities, walked away from her Alexandria home around 5:45 p.m., according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

A Douglas County K-9 unit, members of the Alexandria Fire Department and a helicopter responded to aid authorities in the search, KFGO reported.

The woman was found shortly after 8 p.m. in a wooded area, conscious but cold, WCCO reported.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment, the television station reported.

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