Missing elderly woman located

An 81-year-old woman at the centre of an extensive air and ground search has been found safe.

The RCMP have confirmed with CTV Atlantic that Myrna Burgess was found in her van near Ship Harbour around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

There isn't a lot of information available right now, only that Burgess was awake and alert.

Burgess and an 83-year-old family member became stranded Monday night when they got a flat tire after visiting Porters Lake Provincial Park.

The elderly man set out on foot Tuesday afternoon, leaving Burgess, who has mobility issues, in the vehicle.

He walked for several hours before finding people who tried to help him find his way back to the van.

When they couldn't find the van, RCMP were called in and a search began.

~ With files from CTV Atlantic