Giovedì, 20 Settembre 2018
FLORENCE

Lost tourist's sketches help police locate her husband

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(ANSA) - Florence, October 9 - A lost, elderly tourist
afflicted by Alzheimer's helped police locate her husband by
sketching monuments that retraced the couple's path through
Florence on Monday.
The tourist, a 70 year-old Dutch woman who suffered memory
problems, had arrived in Florence with a tour group to visit the
city.
When she realized she had lost track of both her group and
her husband, the woman appealed to police for help.
Unable to speak Italian, she retraced her path for them by
sketching the monuments she had visited.
The woman was an art lover, and thanks to accuracy of her
drawings, the police were able to return to the places she had
gone, and located her husband in a jewelry shop near the Duomo.
When the couple failed to show up at the tour bus, which
was due to head back to the group's lodging near Siena, the tour
guide alerted the police, who were then able to coordinate the
couple's reunion with the group by train.

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