A grandmother, who was not seen for five days, was miraculously found alive in the woods behind her apartment complex after her grandson and three friends decided to search for her one last time. Her grandson said finding her alive was a "blessing."
Sandra Adams, the 69-year-old Charlotte, N.C. grandmother, was reported missing on Friday morning after family members arrived at her apartment and could not find her. According to WSOC-TV, they had last seen her last Wednesday.
Adams, according to her family, is known to walk around her complex, but she has always returned home in the past. As days crawled on, and the search produced no results, her grandson, Nate Cassel, and his friends decided to look for her one more time.
"Man, we were just looking for his grandma ... nobody was really helping him," Cassel's friend, Shawn Willis, told the station. "He wanted to go look in the woods. I woke up this morning with the same idea: Let's go search the woods in the neighborhood."
On Monday, the four friends walked through the dense woods near Adams’s home. After about a quarter-mile, they found her lying face-down in the creek bed. Cassel and his friends assumed the worst and called the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
CMPD Officer Brian Nicholson responded to the call of a possible deceased person and asked Willis to show him the body.
To everyone's surprise, as they approached Adams, she raised her arm.
"We were amazed," Willis said.
Police informed the station that Adams had fallen while she was on her walk.
"It's a blessing. It's a blessing, a big blessing," Cassel said. "A miracle. She's a strong lady."
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