Elderly woman rescued from moors after fall

An 86-year-old woman was rescued from a Yorkshire moorland after becoming stranded.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 16th January 2017, 12:35 pm
Updated Monday, 16th January 2017, 12:41 pm

The pensioner had fallen while walking her dog and was unable to return to her home in Goathland on the North York Moors.

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Her pet returned to the village without her and she was reported missing on Sunday.

A three-hour search was launched by Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team, and she was eventually found on the edge of the moor by a police dog.

She had injured her arm in the fall and was suffering from hypothermia. She is now recovering in hospital.