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Police help save vulnerable woman’s life after she’s found in freezing country park

A vulnerable missing woman was found alive by a police officer after an exhaustive night-time search of freezing woodland.

The woman had last been seen in Broxtowe Country Park at around 7.15pm on Thursday (6 January 2022) but failed to return home.

Police were called after concerns were raised for her welfare and began an extensive search shortly after 10.20pm.

Following attempts to find her using the police drone and the police helicopter, all efforts turned to searching on the ground and she was finally found by officers on foot in dense woodland just after 2.20am on Friday (7 January 2021).

Officers were directed to her location and worked quickly  to warm her up and get her medical attention.

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Detective Constable Keeley Mansell, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Officers did an outstanding job when they were called and thankfully were able to locate the woman, whose family were incredibly concerned when she didn’t return home.

“By the time they found her she had been exposed to the cold for around seven hours. With a long night ahead of her I have no doubt that the officers involved in this operation all contributed to saving her life.

“This was a very challenging search conducted in freezing temperatures and in total darkness. Everybody involved should be really proud of they achieved .

“This is a fantastic example of just how dedicated officers are to saving lives and making sure the public, and especially vulnerable people, are kept safe.

“We will spare no resource when it comes to our duty and anyone who is concerned about a loved one, or someone who may have gone missing, can be reassured that we will respond and be tenacious in our efforts to find them.”

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