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An urgent search was launched to locate an elderly women with dementia during the early hours of this morning (Tuesday) when she disappeared from her home in the West Wight.

Multiple emergency service resources swung into action shortly before 02:30 as concerns grew for the welfare of the lady, who is understood to have only been wearing nightwear.

Police, WightSAR and even Freshwater Fire Station were all involved in the search, with Freshwater’s firefighters using their thermal imaging cameras to sweep the area.

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Thankfully, the confused individual was swiftly located by Police and returned to the safety of her home by 03:00.

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