Persistence of deputies of the Walnut / Diamond Bar Sheriff's Station led to the recovery of a 72 year old female suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia.

A 72 year old female from Diamond Bar, walked away from her assisted living facility in Diamond Bar. Deputies began immediately searching for the woman when they were advised she suffered from Alzheimer's and dementia on Thursday evening. The female was last seen watching T.V. by her caregivers in the 1000 Block of Banner Ridge Road around 3:00 P.M.

Area deputies conducted a grid search for the missing person and were soon aided by a helicopter and scent dog. The scent dog was able to track her in the area of Sycamore Canyon Park, but due to rugged terrain and darkness, deputies had to discontinue their search. .

Upon daylight, deputies again began their aggressive search. Aided by a Department helicopter, the missing person was located lying in a wash near the dead-end of Monument Canyon Drive, Diamond Bar.

The helicopter directed deputies to the missing persons location where they found her alert and conscious. Fire Department paramedics were summoned to ensure the victim was not suffering from any serious injury. She was transported to a local hospital.

Family members were reunited with the missing person at the scene.

Please contact Lieutenant Christopher Blasnek at (909) 595-2264 for further questions.

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