16 August 2022
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander


On August 12, 2022, at approximately 6:45 p.m., New York State Police were dispatched by Delaware County 911 to Huckleberry Hill Road in the town of Middletown for a report of a missing 79-year-old woman with dementia. 

Numerous troopers, New York State Police K9, New York State Forest Rangers, Fire and EMS responded to the area.  A New York State Police Unmanned Aerial System (drone) was also utilized in assisting with the search. 

The 79-year-old woman was located in a heavily wooded area off Huckleberry Hill Road and sustained minor injuries.  She was turned over to EMS and transported to Margaretville Hospital for further evaluation. 

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