Tragic end to intense search

The body of 86 year-old Patricia Robinson was found in a wooded area, down an embankment off Walkem and Cloke roads.

  • Nov. 16, 2015 7:00 p.m.

A concerted search for an elderly woman ended tragically Friday afternoon (Nov. 13), when the body of 86 year-old Patricia Robinson was found in a wooded area, down an embankment off Walkem and Cloke roads.

Robinson was reported missing at approximately 9 a.m. Ladysmith Fire & Rescue, local residents and an RCMP helicopter combed the area searching for Robinson, who wandered away from La Rosa Gardens, an assisted living facility, sometime during the night.

Fire & Rescue members recovered Robinson’s body shortly after 3 p.m. Family have been notified.