DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Over the weekend, James Goodman obtained a name nobody ever needs to reply.
“My heart dropped. I couldn’t even say anything,” stated James.
His mom, 95-year-old Julia Goodman, was lacking. Julia wandered away from her Defuniak Springs dwelling on Macedonia Church Highway early Sunday morning.
“It was like, where is she at? What’s being done to her?” stated James.
James stated his mother is diabetic, amongst different well being issues. He stated his brother usually meets her early within the mornings to examine her blood sugar degree. When his brother arrived, James stated he didn’t see her.
“He noticed mom hadn’t made it back yet, that’s not like mom,” stated James.
James stated he believed his mother couldn’t discover her method again from the place she was.
“she just got in an area she wasn’t familiar with and got turned around,” stated James.
This was adopted by what James stated was greater than 12 hours of looking out.
“It started raining, it was getting dark and they didn’t give up,” stated James.
A Walton County Sheriff’s lieutenant checked footage from a sport digicam close to the place Julia disappeared on County Highway 183 south and Sue Lane. Deputy Craig Yost heard Julia in a closely wooded space, she was crawling on her arms and knees. The video exhibits Yost carrying Julia again to the patrol automobile. Yost and Deputy Chris Webster introduced her blankets to consolation her till paramedics arrived to deal with her.
“Rescuers, the people that were there, the first responders, they did a beautiful job,” stated James.
James stated he was amazed when he noticed the video for the primary time Monday. He stated they haven’t had an opportunity to talk with the deputies but.
“We definitely want to tell them how much we thank them and if there’s anything we can do for them, we would do it,” stated James.
Julia is again within the consolation of her dwelling along with her household. James stated they nonetheless don’t why his mother ended up within the woods. We reached out to the sheriff and deputies Yost and Webster, who have been all unavailable to talk immediately.
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