MISSING Ballarat teenager Gemma Abraham was found yesterday near Mount Wallace.
Victoria Police said Gemma, 14, was found on the Ballan-Geelong Road at Fiskville by two people working in the area about 12.30pm.
Gemma disappeared while walking in Ballarat on Sunday morning and was last seen near the Mount Wallace Hall in Mount Wallace Hall Road about 2.30am yesterday wearing a white singlet, shorts and thongs.
Gemma, a Ballarat Grammar student, had left home without any belongings, including her mobile phone, and there were concerns for her welfare due to the recent hot weather.
The Victoria Police air wing searched the area between Fiskville and Mt Wallace early yesterday morning, but was unable to find her.
However, Ballan Police picked Gemma up as soon as she appeared yesterday and she was treated by paramedics for dehydration.
Friends of Gemma’s had been appealing for help to find her over social media since she went missing, with a Help Find Gemma Abraham Facebook page getting 848 likes.
The Courier’s online story about Gemma’s disappearance also attracted 2717 shares, which is the most in the website’s history.
One of her friends posted on the Help Find Gemma Abraham page: “We all want nothing more than to see her smiling face soon and hear her crack one of her witty jokes. Beautiful girl, please be found soon xx.”
In 2009, Gemma was named Ballarat’s Young Citizen of the Year.
She also competed regularly in Royal South Street Competitions, Ballarat Light Opera Company productions and is currently on the Ballarat Friends of Ainaro Community Committee.