Missing Fairhaven woman found alive after 2 day search

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (WLNE) — Missing mother Anapaula Huggins, who was missing since Monday morning, was found in Fairhaven, according to authorities.

Fairhaven police said Huggins, 43, was found just after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

“She was found not far from Egypt Lane, which is about a mile and a half from here,” said Lt. Kevin Kobza. “She is alive and well and she is uninjured and being transported to the hospital for an evaluation.”

Kobza said she emerged from the brush near the hurricane barrier in Fairhaven while they conducted a drone operation. She is being held at St. Luke’s Hospital for further evaluation.

He added, “Right now, we just want to make sure she has the help that she needs. It was a cold night, we want to make sure she doesn’t have hypothermia, frostbite, or any of those types of injuries.”

Police said Huggins was last seen in the area of Pope Beach on Manhattan Avenue walking her dog barefoot as she regularly did.

Huggins was seen at about 7:30 a.m. on video surveillance. She was reported missing four hours later.

Dozens of emergency crews, including the Coast Guard, assisted in the 28-hour search.

Police said they are still gathering information as to why she disappeared and was found at the hurricane barrier.

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