Volunteer Search and Rescue crews helped deputies with the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office locate a missing clam digger over the weekend.

Lt. Matt Stowers tells us that a woman called 911 around 8 pm Friday night to report her elderly mother was missing. She said that she and her parents were out clam digging. The mother went to the car but didn’t return. When she and her father went looking for the woman they found her boots but could not find her.

GHCSO Deputies, WA State Parks Rangers, and Tahola Police helped to search the area until around 10 pm Friday night. Deputies contacted the Grays Harbor Volunteer Search and Rescue group to get involved in the search.

At around 2 am on Saturday morning, December 8th, they located her partially up a cliff in the Moclips area. The 65-year-old was reportedly hypothermic and was transported by aid to the fire station then to Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Stowers said she suffers from dementia and family believes that is why she wandered off.