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Authorities locate missing Surry County woman

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Update -- Authorities have located 82-year-old Joan Atkins who went missing Sunday night.

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Joan Alice Atkins

Joan Alice Atkins

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. -- More than 100 people from the Rockford community helped EMS crews search for 82-year-old Joan Atkins Monday.

The senior who has dementia and heart problems was last seen on Saturday.

"She's wearing a pink shirt, gray jogging pants and black shoes," said Surry County Emergency Services Director John Shelton.

Five different teams of dogs were used to help sniff out the area along with a helicopter from the NC State Highway Patrol.

"Let's all say a prayer that we find her," Shelton said.

Atkins' family reported her missing Sunday night and a Silver Alert was issued.

A missing person’s report was filed for Atkins on Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Surry County Sheriff's Office at (336) 401-8900.

202 Anna Bryant Trail, Dobson, NC