LOWELL -- City police, helped by multiple canine units and the state police airwing, searched much of the city Sunday night for an 80-year-old woman with a dementia who was missing for over three hours before she was found safe.
Officers began searching for Rita Borges, of Lowell, about 7:30 p.m., calling in help from the state police airwing, a state police canine, and a Groton Police canine, before Borges was found safe about 11:08 p.m.
Borges went missing from her home on Smith Street, and was eventually found more than two miles away near Rogers and Nesmith streets, according to police.
The search included dozens of officers and drew police Superintendent William Taylor from his home before it was concluded.
A crew from Trinity Ambulance evaluated Borges once she was found and determined she was in good health. Borges went home with her family.
"Everyone involved in the search, good job," Sgt. Marisol Norbrega said in police radio broadcasts shortly after Borges was found.
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