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Grandmother, great-great granddaughter found safe near Savannah

Earlier Thursday morning, 87-year-old Lula Wise of St. Augustine and her 5-year-old great-great-grandaughter were reported missing from their family's home.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — Two family members who were reported missing earlier Thursday were found safely in Fuller County Georgia near Savannah, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office reported.

SJSO said both are well and being evaluated.

Earlier Thursday morning, 87-year-old Lula Wise of St. Augustine and her 5-year-old great-great-grandaughter were reported missing from their family's home. They believed they left overnight but didn't know where they were headed.

Surveillance video released later in the day showed Wise and the child at a store on Philips Highway in Jacksonville around 4 a.m. Both appeared to be ok.

Before 7 p.m., SJSO spokesperson Chuck Mulligan said the two were found "well" and that family are enroute to their location to be reunited.

"On behalf of Sheriff Hardwick and the men and women of SJSO, thanks for your efforts in spreading the word!!" said spokesperson Chuck Mulligan.

Credit: SJSO
Credit: SJCO