A 91 year old woman was found after several hours of frantic searching by authorities, family and friends Friday night. Fortuna police said they were notified around 6 pm that 91 year old Dorthy Nelson, had gone to take out some trash a little after 5 pm and never returned.
Police, fire personnel and a search party of family and friends combed the area near the 4100 block of Mill Street. Mill Street is very rural, with steep inclines and heavily wooded. At around 7:15, Nelson was located approximately 300 yards away from her residence in heavy brush. She was transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Her family was deeply grateful for the quick response from those who helped in the rescue.