North Carolina grandson finds missing grandmother alive in creek


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina man found his grandmother, who’d been missing for almost five days, lying face down in a creek bed behind her apartment.

WSOCTV reports 69-year-old Sandra Adams was found alive in the woods behind her Charlotte complex Monday by her grandson, Nate Cassel, and his friends.

Cassel said he decided to look for Adams after she was reported missing Friday when family members went to visit her at her apartment and she wasn’t there. Relatives say Adams was known to walk around her complex, but always returned.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Officer Brian Nicholson says he received a call from Cassel about possibly finding her body in the creek, but when crews approached Adams she raised her arm up.

Adams told rescuers she’d been on a walk and fell.

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