Family relieved that missing mum found safe and well

UPDATE: 1.10PM: Police and State Emergency Services volunteers have located in bushland a 68-year-old woman who went missing from her daughter's Woombye home on Monday afternoon.

Her much-relieved daughter Karen Kenny said her mum Margaret Griffin, 68, who suffers from early onset dementia, was well considering the ordeal and the fact she had taken no food or water for two days.

"She's had no medication or water for two days, but appeared in good health.

Mrs Griffin from Gympie had been visiting her daughter for a week when she wandered off.

Police are concerned for the welfare of 68-year-old Margaret Griffin, who went missing from a Woombye address on August 10, 2015.
Police are concerned for the welfare of 68-year-old Margaret Griffin, who went missing from a Woombye address on August 10, 2015. Photo Contributed

Her niece Debbie McLeod said Margaret had gone missing while Karen had a two-hour nap Monday afternoon.

Karen only became aware her mum was missing when she went to call her for tea that night.

"It was devastating to see she wasn't there,'' Karen said.

Mrs Griffin has been taken to Nambour Hospital by ambulance where she is expected to remain overnight for observation.

"There's definitely a great deal of relief around here,'' Debbie said.

Mrs Griffith had fortunately been warmly-clothed throughout her ordeal wearing track pants, a tee-short and covered by a longer length cardigan that reached her knees. She was also wearing shoes and socks.

UPDATE, 11.59AM: A 68-year-old woman has been found alive and well after going missing from a Woombye property earlier this week.

Police confirmed Margaret Griffin was found about 10.30am in Woombye.

State Emergency Service volunteers had been helping police search throughout the town this morning.

Ms Griffin has been taken to hospital for medical assessment.

Officers thanked members of the public and the State Emergency Service for their assistance.

UPDATE, 7.05AM: A search for a missing 68-year-old woman will resume in Woombye this morning, two nights after she was last seen.

Margaret Griffin was last seen at a Pine Grove Rd home on Monday afternoon.

Police expect three teams of State Emergency Service volunteers will continue a search of the Woombye area that began yesterday.

They are scheduled to begin from 8am.

Grave concerns are held for Ms Griffin's welfare as she suffers from a medical condition.

She was last seen wearing a white and grey cardigan, grey track suit pants, blue slippers and was carrying a black hand bag.

Police are urging anyone that may have seen her to contact them.

Crime Stoppers can be reached on 1800 333 000.

UPDATE, TUESDAY: State Emergency Service volunteers are scouring thick scrub beside Paynter Ck in Woombye as they search for missing woman Margaret Griffin.

The 68-year-old has not been seen since leaving a Pine Grove Rd home yesterday afternoon.

Police have set up a search command headquarters in the 2nd Light Horse Regiment- Woombye Troop building.

EARLIER: A search is being conducted for a 68-year-old woman who went missing from a Woombye property.

Margaret Griffin was last seen at an address on Pinegrove Rd about 4.30pm yesterday but hasn't been seen since.

Police hold concerns for her welfare as she suffers from a medical condition and hasn't made contact with friends or family.

She is described as being Caucasian in appearance, about 160cm tall, has a slim build and grey hair.

She was last seen wearing a white and grey cardigan, grey track suit pants, blue slippers and was carrying a black hand bag.

Police are urging anyone that may have seen her to contact them.

Crime Stoppers can be reached on 1800 333 000.



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