16 August 2022
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
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.