Fort Thomas Police Lt. Rich Whitford announces the lost elderly couple was found safe. (FOX19 NOW)
NORTHERN KENTUCKY (FOX19) -
A lost elderly couple was located in Petersburg, Kentucky, near the Indiana border overnight, police said early Thursday.
The couple, who Fort Thomas police describe in their 80s, became lost around 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Lt. Rich Whitford said the couple, who are in their 80s, called 911 when they became disoriented and lost their way coming home from the Bellevue Krogers. They were driving a 2003 Infiniti that had become disabled.
The couple told the dispatcher all they knew was they were near a body of water, he said.
Cell phone tracking signals indicated their phone was in the Wilder area, Whitford said.
Officer searched the entire area, but could not find them.
Police kept speaking with them on the phone. But their car was disabled, and the couple's phone cut in and out, according to Whitford.
Police were assisted in the search by a helicopter from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office helicopter.
Finally, Whitford said, one cell phone tracking signal came back from Boone County, and authorities found the two near the Ohio River in Petersburg.
They are safe, just embarrassed and shaken up, Whitford said.