Search and rescue operation finds lost woman in Grayson County

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GRAYSON COUNTY, Texas -- A emergency call for a car accident turned into a search and rescue operation in Grayson County Sunday.

Sherwood Shores Fire Chief Tim Bilderback says the department usually conducts search and rescue operations in the Summer, when people are hiking near Lake Texoma.

Sunday was their first one this year, and it's left law enforcement with many unanswered questions.

"It's very difficult to get a vehicle of her kind down where it was," said Bilderback.

What started as a 911 call about a possible car accident in the Sheppard Recreation Annex, became a search and rescue mission around 11:30 a.m., when a woman driving a pontiac SUV didn't know where she was or how she got there.

"Once we got the link up with Onstar we were able to talk to the patient with dispatch and have her honk the horn so we could start locating where she was at and start pinging. It was a mile and a half off in the woods, so we deployed crews down by foot," said Bilderback.

Officials say she was found confused, disoriented, and was not fully clothed.

"She was found in less than desirable clothing for the weather we're having, so we covered her up and got her in a vehicle of ours and got her warmed up as quick as we could," said Bilderback.

The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says the only information she could provide them with, was that she had been at a party the night before.

"The way we understood it was, she was by the vehicle but she had gotten out of the vehicle, so we were concerned of her being exposed to hypothermia and not knowing why she was standing outside, and for how long," said Bilderback.

Officials at the scene told News 12 the woman was taken to a local hospital to be examined.



 
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