MISSOULA — A woman who was reported missing west of Missoula has been found.
Missoula County Search and Rescue search crews found Linda Maedche in good spirits, walking along the creek in the Petty Creek drainage, approximately 1.5 miles from her home.
She was transported by ambulance as a precaution for follow-up medical care, according to the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office.
More than 30 searchers participated in this search over the course of the last two days.
Multiple agencies, including Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and Frenchtown Fire, contributed to this successful outcome.
The Sheriff’s Office also notes that residents and concerned neighbors played a critical role aiding in this search and provided valuable information to authorities.