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Missing Woman with Alzheimer's Survives Night in 'Wilderness'

Authorities say the woman went missing from a Diamond Bar nursing home Thursday night. Her family is from Walnut.

A 73-year-old woman, who had been missing since Thursday, was found this morning alert and conscious in an area described by sheriff’s deputies as wilderness.

Celia Tadier, 73, suffers from Alzheimer’s and dementia, officials said. She walked away from a nursing home at 1006 Banner Ridge about 5 p.m.

Deputies used a helicopter and tracking dogs to search. Her scent led authorities to Sycamore Canyon Park but they were unable to find her.

This morning, officials again used the helicopter. She was finally found at 10:45 a.m. at 23750 Monument Canyon in an area that can be best described as wilderness, according to Lt. Steven Katz.

“Despite spending the night in this environment, she was found conscious and alert,” Katz said.

She was treated by paramedics and then taken to Pomona Valley Hospital. Her family lives in Walnut.

The family was present and accompanied her to the hospital, Katz said.

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