Springfield police find missing woman trapped in a sinkhole

3 years 9 months 1 week ago Thursday, June 16 2016 Jun 16, 2016 Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:15:28 AM CDT June 16, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Authorities say a missing woman has been found trapped in a sinkhole.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the 65-year-old woman was freed Wednesday after she went missing the previous night. Police said in a news release that the sinkhole was 10 feet deep and 6 by 2 feet wide.

Police said the woman lives in an assisted living facility and had wandered off into the woods. Police said the woman has been diagnosed with schizoaffective and is bipolar.

The woman complained of leg pain and was taken to a hospital.

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