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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

MITCHELL COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Law enforcement agencies from around south Georgia spent the day searching for a missing 70-year old Mitchell County woman. For much of the day rescue crews saw no sign of Patricia Miller.  The search ended 9:30 Sunday night after they found her alive.

Miller's family says she woke up around 7:00 Sunday morning and walked out of her home. Rescue crews thought she may have fallen in a pond near her home. They ended up finding her in a barn-like structure across from the pond near her home.

 Sheriff's deputies say they searched that building earlier Sunday and did not see her inside.

"We were really shocked," said her daughter-in-law, Tammy Miller. "She was always at home and she was a very dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother."

Miller has four children and six grand children. Mitchell County Sheriff W. E. Bozeman says law enforcement crews have been out all day searching on four-wheelers, helicopters, and walking to try and spot Miller.

"It's an odd situation but right now we're treating it as a missing person," Sheriff Bozeman said.

Leads showed no signs of foul play. Divers from Mitchell and Decatur County used the grid line to search for Miller. They go to one end of the pond, move the line about four feet and come back the other way in efforts to cover every inch of the area.

Miller was taken to the hospital in Thomasville for a check-up. She should be okay.

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