Missing Charlotte grandma found alive lying face down in creekbed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Officials said a grandmother who had not been seen in five days was found alive in the woods behind her west Charlotte apartment complex, WSOC reports.

Sandra Adams, 69, was reported missing after family members went to check on her at her Midland Avenue apartment Friday morning.

They said Adams was last seen Wednesday and was known to walk around her complex but always returned home.

After days of searching, Adams’ grandson, Nate Cassel, and his friend, Shawn Willis, decided to search one last time.

On Monday morning, Cassel and three of his friends fought their way through the heat and heavy brush along the small creek behind Adam’s place.

They searched for about a quarter mile until they found her near the park, lying face down in the creekbed.

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