MISSING OSSIPEE WOMAN LOCATED

by Christian Mower on October 19, 2011

NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICERS SAY A 57-YEAR-OLD OSSIPEE WOMAN WAS SUFFERING FROM MILD HYPOTHERMIA AFTER SPENDING A GOOD PART OF THE NIGHT LOST IN THE WOODS.

LT. JIM GOSS SAYS MARJORIE MASON LEFT HER EFFINGHAM ROAD HOME IN THE GRANITE AREA OF OSSIPEE SHORTLY AFTER NOON TUESDAY FOR HER USUAL WALK IN THE IN NEARBY PINE RIVER STATE FOREST.

WHEN SHE DIDN’T RETURN AS EXPECTED, FAMILY MEMBERS BEGAN LOOKING FOR HER AND FOUND HER WATER BOTTLE NEAR A TRAIL HEAD.

OSSIPEE POLICE LT. JIMMY ELDRIDGE SAYS MASON’S BROTHER CALLED POLICE FOR HELP ABOUT 9 P.M. TUESDAY.

OSSIPEE POLICE WERE JOINED IN THE SEARCH FOR MASON BY POLICE OFFICERS FROM EFFINGHAM AND FREEDOM – AND LATER BY NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICERS. FIREFIGHTERS FROM ALL THREE OSSIPEE PRECINCTS ALSO ASSISTED.

GOSS SAYS SEARCHERS FOUND MASON SHORTLY AFTER 3 A.M. WEDNESDAY IN THE WHITE POND AREA ABOUT A MILE FROM HER HOME. SHE WAS COLD AND WET FROM CROSSING THE PINE RIVER AND WAS TAKEN TO HUGGINS HOSPITAL IN WOLFEBORO FOR TREATMENT.