Lost stargazer found along Thompson River

Missing woman, Suzie Duguay, found safe and sound on the banks of the Thompson River.

A missing Grande Prairie woman who was the subject of four days of searches by family, friends and police, was found safe and uninjured last week. She told police that she parked her car and left it to do some stargazing and got lost.

Suzie Duguay, 37, was driving from Vancouver to Williams Lake to visit family and friends, who were expecting her on Aug. 24. When she didn’t arrive, they contacted police and put posters up around the area.

Her black 2010 Mazda 3 was found on Aug. 23, parked at the Ashcroft hospital. It contained her bags, wallet and cash, and cell phone. Video surveillance showed Duguay walking away from her car alone towards the highway at approximately 10:45 p.m.

Duguay was spotted on Aug. 27 at approximately 10 p.m. along the banks of the Thompson River, about 10 km south of Ashcroft by a member of the Ashcroft Indian Band. He gave her a ride back into town after realizing who she was.

Duguay had some food with her and said she drank some water from the river. As a precaution, she was taken to Kamloops hospital for medical assessment and released.