Police search for missing Hervey Bay woman, Julia Wood. She has now been found, safe and well.
Police search for missing Hervey Bay woman, Julia Wood. She has now been found, safe and well. Cody Fox

Missing Bay woman, 74, found safe and well

UPDATE, 12.50PM: A HERVEY BAY woman, missing since 4pm yesterday, has been found safe and well.

Julia Wood, 74, went missing on Friday, last seen at a Point Vernon nursing home.

She was found on Halco Street in Pialba just after noon today by a police officer on a quad bike.

A land and sea search was launched this morning to find Mrs Wood, who was described as suffering from a medical condition that made her confused and disorientated.

Police officers extended their thanks to members of the public for assisting in the search for Mrs Wood.

EARLIER, 8.50AM: POLICE have this morning launched a land and sea search to find missing Bay woman, Julia Wood.

Mrs Wood, 74, went missing from a Point Vernon nursing home about 4pm yesterday.

Police hold serious concerns for her welfare as she suffers from a medical condition and may be confused or disorientated.

This morning Hervey Bay water police commenced a land and sea search with the assistance of SES and aerial support.

EARLIER: POLICE are appealing for public help to find a 74-year-old Hervey Bay woman who has gone missing.

Julia Wood was last seen at a Point Vernon nursing home around 4pm Friday.

Julia Wood was last seen at a Point Vernon nursing home around 4pm today.
Julia Wood was last seen at a Point Vernon nursing home around 4pm today. Contributed

Mrs Wood suffers from a medical condition and may be confused or disorientated.

She is described as Caucasian, 156cm tall, slim build, blue eyes with brown hair (photo shows light hair but it is now brown).

She was last seen wearing a grey dress, white scarf and orange socks.

Although her exact whereabouts are unknown, she is believed to be walking and still in the Point Vernon area.

Anyone who has seen Mrs Wood or has further information is urged to contact police.



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