Woman Missing in Louisiana Found Safe After Spending Night in a Deer Stand

A woman who was reported missing in Louisiana was found safe after spending a night in a deer stand, officials said.

St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office said Paula Chavers, 66, went missing around 10 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities say that Chavers got lost in some woods and decided to stay put in a deer stand overnight because of the wet weather and darkness, WAFB reported.

She was reported missing that afternoon and sparked a big search among volunteers from both St. Helena’s Parish, Livingston Parish and the community group the Cajun Navy, KTSB3 reported.

Chavers then walked down a pipeline to a neighbor’s home in St. Helana’s Parish on Sunday Morning, KTSB3 reported.

“We are happy to report that Mrs. Paula Chavers has been found safe,” St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

“A Big Thank You to Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, Cajun Navy and to the numerous people from far and near that came out to join the search [Saturday] and again [Sunday] morning,” the sheriff’s office added. “Sheriff Williams is thankful for this happy ending and praises God for Mrs. Chavers’ safe return. Many people were praying that she was found safe and their prayers were answered.”

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