Wardens find, rescue missing Belfast woman

Apr 18, 2019
Courtesy of: Maine Warden Service Game Warden K-9 Handler Chad Robertson with Nancy Rumney shortly after locating her in the woods in Belfast.

Belfast — Maine Game Warden Chad Robertson and his K-9 Storm located a missing Belfast woman at approximately 7 o'clock Thursday night.

Nancy Rumney, 74, was reported missing from her Hunt Road home early this afternoon by her husband. Belfast police took the initial call and later alerted the Maine Warden Service at approximately 5 p.m., according to a press release from the Warden Service.

A local resident told authorities that she had seen Rumney hiking in the woods between Route 52 and Village Road at approximately 8:50 a.m. The witness observed Rumney on an opposite shore of a stream, and despite her efforts, she could not gain the other woman's attention, and Rumney then wandered away.

Game Warden Chad Robertson and his K-9 Storm were deployed in the location of the stream. A Maine Warden Service aircraft also responded to the area to assist in the search.

After searching the area, K-9 Storm picked up Rumney’s scent and led Warden Robertson to Rumney, nearly 3 miles from her home. Wardens noted that Rumney was mobile and in fair health. Game wardens assisted in getting Rumney to a Belfast ambulance, which took her to Waldo County General Hospital.

 

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