Missing woman found, NSW

Police have located a woman who went missing in bushland today, NSW Police say.

The search commenced overnight after concerns were raised about the 81-year-old woman’s welfare as she had not returned to her Canton Beach home by 8pm after an appointment earlier in the day.

It was co-ordinated by Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command with assistance from the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, NSW Ambulance, the State Emergency Service and Volunteer Rescue Association.

About 1.30am, the woman was located in dense bushland about 200 metres from her home.

She was checked by NSW Ambulance paramedics and found to be uninjured, although suffering exhaustion. She was taken to Wyong Hospital as a precaution.

Police would like to thank all those who assisted with the search.