Woman missing near Grand Canyon found by woodcutter

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Betty Mae Lee By Jennifer Thomas Betty Mae Lee By Jennifer Thomas

TUSAYAN, Ariz. – A 63-year-old woman who was reported missing near the Grand Canyon on Sunday has been found.

Betty Mae Lee was located Monday afternoon near the junction of Forest Service roads 305 and 688 by a man cutting wood in the area, according to the Coconino County Sheriff's Office.

The woodcutter had previously been contacted by a deputy who gave him a missing person flier on Lee.

Lee was treated for minor injuries by on-scene medical personnel and was said to be in fair condition.

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office and Search and Rescue Unit had asked for the public's help to find Lee after she went missing at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the area of state Route 64 and Forest Service Road 305, which is approximately 20 miles south of Tusayan.

Lee was picking pinion nuts and became separated from her party, according to the sheriff's office.

Her family said she has several serious pre-existing medical conditions and did not have her medication with her.