Coast Guard, Michigan State Police rescue woman, 84, on Oden Island

An elderly woman looks out of Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-65 helicopter while en route to emergency medical services, Oden Island, Michigan, July 25, 2017. The woman, 85, had been overdue from her walk since the night before and was mildly hypothermic. She was reported overdue by her hunsband the night before after not returning from her evening walk.

An elderly woman looks out of Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-65 helicopter while en route to emergency medical services July 25, 2017. 

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a woman, 84, on Oden Island, Michigan, Tuesday morning.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City located the woman on the north side of the island and transported her to emergency medical services.

The Coast Guard received a request for assistance from the Michigan State Police to search for a woman that did not return from her nightly walk Monday night.

She had been dropped off by her husband at approximately 5 p.m. Monday and did not return to the pick up location 30 minutes later as expected. Her husband called local police who had been on the ground searching for three hours before requesting Coast Guard support.

The helicopter began searching early Tuesday morning, but dense vegetation made searching at night difficult.

At first light the helicopter crew resumed searching and found the woman in a swampy area of the island partially hidden by vegetation at approximately 9 a.m.

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