On July 28, 2019, at approximately 9:00 pm, Mary Byman was found in an area approximately 2 kms southwest of where she was reported missing.
A group of searchers including a father and son team were completing a search of the area, fired a gunshot in the air and heard a faint cry for help. Within several minutes, they fired another shot in the air, and heard another faint cry for help. This helped provide them with a direction to search in. After almost 40 minutes, the two were able to locate the 84-year-old female in very thick bush.
Firefighters from the RMs of Piney, Sprague and Woodridge spent over two hours clearing a path to reach her. It took another two hours to return back. She was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
On July 24, 2019, at approximately 9:30 pm, Sprague RCMP responded to a report of a missing 84-year-old female from the RM of Piney.
Mary Byman, 84, was last seen around 4:00 pm wearing a long-sleeved blue and white checkered blouse approximately 5 miles west of Piney, Manitoba, in the Spur Woods area, south of PR 201, approximately three miles east of Menesino. She was picking berries with a friend when they got separated around 4 pm.
RCMP search and rescue along with local emergency services and community members are searching the area. Mary has limited mobility and is hard of hearing. She may have made her way to PR201 so if anyone has seen Mary we are asking that you contact the Sprague RCMP detachment immediately at 204-437-2041.
RCMP continue to investigate.