Patricia Nies: Successful search for missing Macquarie Hills woman includes helicopter over Lake Macquarie

Patricia Nies. Picture: NSW Police

Patricia Nies. Picture: NSW Police

PATRICIA Nies has been found safe and well after she went missing on Thursday night. 

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter joined police and other authorities searching Macquarie Hills on Thursday night in attempts to find a woman, 86, who police said had wandered away from her property. 

Police and State Emergency Service volunteers resumed search efforts on Friday morning, eventually finding Ms Nies on Blaxland Road at Macquarie Hills. 

Ms Nies was previously last seen on Thursday evening wearing a blue cardigan and jeans at her Macquarie Hills property about 8pm. 

Police said on Friday morning, during the search, that they held grave fears for her welfare “as she suffers from a medical condition and may appear to be confused.”

Police thanked the public for their help in the search effort. 

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