Brian Hamacher

Palm Beach Deputies Rescue Missing Woman Found in Canal

Deputies in Palm Beach rescued a woman with Alzheimer's disease who walked away from her home and was discovered in a canal Monday.

Ivonne Fernandez, 67, left her Boynton Beach home around 11:45 a.m., Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office officials said.

Deputies later found her in a canal and rescued her. The sheriff's office posted photos on social media of Fernandez being carried out of the canal.

"We found Ivonne Fernandez in a canal and our Deputies rescued her. We are happy to report she is safe now. #PBSOProud," the sheriff's office said in a tweet.

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