How Rescue Occurred
Neither time was it stated that Ms. Christine Lewis, who lives on Seymour St., found Mr. Steele at the edge of her property in the woods.
My niece, Dianne Poindexter, and I had searched in the area for 30 minutes after asking two members of a search team to accompany us. They said they could not because they had to "report back to the Pecan Grove Street area."
About ten minutes later, Ms. Lewis, after hearing her dogs bark, observed Mr. Steele lying in the wooded area, moving his arms and legs. I helped Ms. Lewis give Mr. Steele water, after she had called 911 for aid.
The rescue and search teams were not instrumental in finding Mr. Steele, because at 9:30 Sunday night I called Aberdeen Police Department to inform them that Mr. Steele had been seen on Seymour St. that day. At 11 a.m. on Monday, the search teams were still two blocks away.
I know there was a very great concerted effort to find Mr. Steele, and I thank God that he was found, but I think credit should be given where it is due -- to Ms. Lewis.
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