Arrowsmith Search and Rescue duty search manager Joe Kinch said the 78-year-old Qualicum Beach woman who was reported missing at approximately 12.30 p.m. March 7 was located by 3.15 p.m. the same day.
Kinch said police found Frances Suddaby parked in her vehicle, pulled over to the side of the highway in Nanaimo.
“She was in medical distress at the time,” said Kinch. “She was transported to hospital.”
Oceanside RCMP confirmed in a news release Suddaby was located and said she suffers from dementia.