Update: Missing Hood River woman found safe.

06 13 13 Pattison - HR sheriff looking for her- wandered from home

HOOD RIVER, ORE. –  Just after 10 a.m., a Hood River County Sheriff’s Office aircraft located Patricia Pattison on the east side of the city of Hood River.  Pattison was located on a hillside behind houses on Montello St.  Pattison was mobile and talked with search crews as they assisted her out of the area.

In addition to Hood River County Sheriff staff, Hood River Crag Rats, Hood River Rotary and Hood River Fire Department personnel assisted with the operation. The original story is below.

HOOD RIVER, ORE. – The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a Search and Rescue Operation on the Westside of Hood River near the Indian Creek Golf Course for a missing elderly woman.

About 2:30 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office was notified that eighty (80) year old Patricia Pattison had walked away from her Avalon Drive residence sometime between 10:30 p.m. and midnight.  Family searched the area without success before contacting the Sheriff’s Office.  Local law enforcement and fire personnel searched the area throughout the night.  Early this morning, ground crews began searching the area and an air search operation was initiated.

Pattison is described as 5’3″ tall, 120 lbs.  She has blond hair and blue eyes.  She was dressed in a light blue, full length nightgown.  Mrs. Pattison was believed to not be wearing her eyeglasses when she left the residence.  Pattison suffers from dementia and may be suspicious of people or attempt to hide if confronted.  The public is asked to contact the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 541 386-2711 if Pattison is spotted or they have information regarding her whereabouts.

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