The whole group of Greenfield is respiratory a sigh of aid Saturday after Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera mentioned 18-year-old Madison Bell was found safe.
“I prayed day-after-day,” volunteer Kristen Sensible mentioned. “I am glad they had been answered. I am glad she is okay.”
A large search with a whole lot of volunteers was deliberate Saturday morning. Nonetheless, it wasn’t wanted after the announcement was made shortly after 5 a.m.
Rescue crews spent the remainder of the day demobilizing.
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“It is so nice whenever you get to inform the household their liked one is alive,” Chief Andrew Surritt with Rescue 101 mentioned. “These are one of the best outcomes. I might a lot slightly have this final result than a somber final result.”
18-year-old Madison Bell had been missing for nearly a week. Her household mentioned she went tanning at a neighborhood salon on May 17.
No particulars had been launched about the place she was discovered, or why she determined to go away on her personal.
The Bell household launched the next assertion:
We ask that the general public and media respect our privateness throughout this troublesome time whereas we’re emotionally uncooked. We’re simply relieved to know Maddie is alive and never in bodily hazard. Thanks to each single one who regarded for Maddie together with Rescue 101 Search and Rescue, Texas Equusearch, the superb members of our local people, and volunteers that got here from different areas to seek for our daughter. Thanks to everybody who donated on Maddie’s behalf to guarantee we had reward cash to supply for her protected return. Thanks to the legislation enforcement businesses and members for his or her laborious work over the previous 6 days, and for leaving no rock unturned. Due to family and friends who’ve supported us throughout probably the most troublesome time of our lives. Each single effort to seek out Maddie has touched us and we recognize it from the underside of our hearts.
Folks from throughout the nation got here to assist with the search Saturday morning.
“I used to be praying she could be okay,” Seth Sensible mentioned. “I used to be so completely satisfied. I am glad that is throughout now, and she or he is protected.”
Pals who knew Maddie at the moment are relieved, after a grueling week.
“This has been an emotional curler coaster,” Julianne Steveson mentioned. “I am glad she is okay.”
All supplies donated for the search had been taken to native charities and meals banks in want.