Kathryn Lucier Continues To Show Improvement After Rescue
Nov 01, 2016 11:58AM ● Published by Bill Gilman
Kathryn Lucier, left.
"From what I know...she is progressing nicely....her family remains by her side and they are very grateful for the outpouring of support and concern," said State Rep. Colleen Garry, who organized a search party for Lucier on Wednesday. That search ultimately led to Lucier being found in a boat, under a tarp "garage" just off Pleasant Street.
Lucier was located by searcher Justin George, an off-duty Dracut firefighter.
Lucier, who was reported missing from her home around 1 p.m. Sunday, is a petite woman, just 80-90 pounds according to friends. She also suffers from dementia and Parkinson's. After she was found, she was immediately taken to Lowell General Hospital for treatment.
While organizing search parties might not seem like part of the normal job description for an attorney and state representative, Garry said this situation was special and personal to her.
"I knew her from the community service she had done over the years," said Garry. "Just put myself in her family's shoes, if my family member was missing, I would want people to help me find them. My Dad had dementia at the end of his life. It is easy to say, 'there but the grace of God, go I.'"