UPDATE: Margaret West, 87, was found at the Amtrak train station in San Luis Obispo at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Cipolla said. West has Alzheimer's disease and was the subject of an intensive search after she went missing from her home in Los Osos at about 5:15 p.m.
"Somehow she was able to make it to the Amtrak station," Cipolla said. "Whether someone gave her a ride or she took a city bus, we don't know yet. She's safe and sound, which is good news."
About 70 deputies and volunteers, as well as a CHP helicopter, took part in the search, he said.
ORIGINAL STORY: The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help to find a missing Los Osos woman.
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Margaret West, 87, has Alzheimer’s disease and is considered at risk after wandering away from her home in the 1300 block of 12th Street in Los Osos at about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. West is 5 feet tall, 200 pounds and with long gray hair. She was last seen wearing an olive green sweatshirt, according to a news release.
Sheriff’s deputies and search and rescue volunteers are looking for West. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 781-4550.