Two Women Lost on Seacoast Located Safe in Northern Maine
🔴 Kimberly Pushard, 51, and 50-year-old Angela Bussell, both of Topsham, drove to the Maine Mall in South Portland on Tuesday, but became lost trying to return home
🔴 Topsham Police said Bussell and Pushard suffer from intellectual disabilities and can easily get confused.
🔴 They were found safe in northern Maine Sunday night
Two Maine women who got lost on the Seacoast trying to find their way back home have been safely located.
Kimberly Pushard, 51, and 50-year-old Angela Bussell, both of Topsham, drove to the Maine Mall in South Portland on Tuesday, but became lost trying to return home. They headed south instead of north, and wound up on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border.
Topsham Police said Bussell and Pushard suffer from intellectual disabilities and can easily get confused.
They spoke with several New Hampshire law enforcement agencies trying to get directions, but Exeter Police dispatchers lost the call. They also spoke with a New Hampshire State Police trooper, who gave them directions to Interstate 95.
Pushard's phone last pinged in the Candia and Raymond area Tuesday night, and was then powered off.
A Silver Alert was issued by Maine State Police Thursday. Topsham Police said the women were later reported to in Springfield, Maine, north of Bangor. Police posted an image of the Jeep Compass they were traveling in, taken Wednesday at an Irving gas station.
The women continued south on Route 155 toward Enfield Wednesday morning, but there were no further sightings.
The Maine Warden's Service used two fixed wing airplanes, and the Maine Forest Service used their helicopter, to search the greater Lincoln area from the air. Wardens and Forest Service personnel searched on the ground for them.
Bussell and Pushard were located Sunday near Nicatous Lake in East Hancock, Maine, south of Lincoln, by members of the Maine Warden Service who took them to received medical treatment.