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Missing Elderly Woman Found Alive Tangled Among Thick Brush

SPRING HILL – Great news to report tonight, after a missing elderly woman who walked away from her home on Hunley Lane has been found alive and in good condition.

85-year-old Patricia Fanning endured the blistering heat for over 9 hours today, while deputies from several agencies frantically searched neighboring streets, a golf course and wooded areas to no avail.

With the use of the Sheriff’s Office Air Unit, Ms. Fanning was located just after dark, behind 2543 Glendridge Drive in a heavily wooded area.

Firefighters were forced to cutaway thick brush to access Ms. Fanning and free her from the tangled web of trees and scrubs.

Minutes later, Ms. Fanning was seen walking on her own accord out of the woods and into an awaiting ambulance.

If not for a video surveillance system installed in Ms. Fanning’s home, her family, who monitor her activities from Citrus County, would have had no idea she was missing.

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  • That’s the best news I’ve read in a very long time! As for the female wanting to hook up with the guy to the left, get a life, you’re pathetic and should be ashamed of yourself. And maybe this woman doesn’t want to give up her independence and her family does everything they can to grant her wishes. I almost bet the one who made that comment will be shipping their elderly parents to some nursing home…

    Friday, 5 June 2015, 8:23 am
  • Elderly people so not like to be told what to do just like any one else …. And this isn’t a dating site idiots have some respect ….

    Thursday, 4 June 2015, 11:51 pm
  • Really I see nothing but HC FIRE doing all the work and bringing the woman out. I see HCSO standing around as usual doing nothing

    Thursday, 4 June 2015, 11:50 pm
  • You shouldn’t put there names on social media… there are a lot of creepy people out there

    Thursday, 4 June 2015, 10:14 pm
  • Moms are stubborn. Respect their wishes until something happens.

    Thursday, 4 June 2015, 8:37 pm
  • If this elderly women’s family are worried enough to have a camera in her home to keep an eye on her, why on earth is she living alone?

    Thursday, 4 June 2015, 3:27 pm
  • Another good job by HCSO

    Thursday, 4 June 2015, 1:10 pm
  • Why don’t her loving family take her in….instead of watching from afar….???

    Thursday, 4 June 2015, 1:00 pm
  • Brian Rodeo on the left. He’s a firefighter/paramedic

    Thursday, 4 June 2015, 4:05 am
  • Pretty Damn Cute!

    Thursday, 4 June 2015, 2:52 am
  • No the one in the second pic. He is def a deputy in the green uniform….

    Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 11:03 pm
    • Sorry, I thought you referring to the last photo…yes, that is a deputy in the green uniform.

      Thursday, 4 June 2015, 1:55 am
  • YAY, video surveillance works again. I use it from Massachusetts to here !!

    Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 10:57 pm
  • Thank God she’s been found! You are awesome!

    Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 10:31 pm
  • Yay! Happy Ending!! Does anyone know who that cop is all the way to the left?

    Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 10:31 pm
    • I’m pretty certain he’s a paramedic/fire fighter.

      Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 10:43 pm
  • Sounds like a good idea for video surveillance.

    Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 10:24 pm
  • Happy Ending. Hope she is doing good. Thanks to all LEO. Great job.

    Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 10:18 pm

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