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Woman 'Lucky to be Alive' After Getting Lost in Marshes

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8:21am 9th November 2012
(Updated 8:21am 9th November 2012)

A woman has been rescued after spending almost ten hours in the wind and rain lost in marshes near Hugus.

The fifty-five year old is now being treated for hypothermia after being found shivering on the ground.

Police say Cornwall Search and Rescue volunteers saved her life.

Teams were called in to help in the hunt across open countryside and farm tracks after the woman was reported missing on Sunday lunchtime. The police helicopter from Exeter also joined in the hunt.

She was found at about ten o'clock on Sunday night, beside a river.

Recuer Andy Van Cleef was on the team that helped find her, along with many others: "We were searching an area with a number of tracks and footpaths. One of these paths took us through some marshes which we followed through bushes and over a river to a small clearing where she was found shivering on ground. We had earlier described the search as being like a needle in a haystack, so she was extremely lucky that we found her as she was well away from the beaten track”.

Pete Jarrett from the Search and Rescue team said: “In total eleven team members were involved with treating and evacuating the missing lady. Within 30 minutes we had her stabilised and taken by stretcher to a waiting ambulance. She was in an extremely isolated location, and with the cold temperatures, she may have not made it through the night”.

Inspector Dave Meredith added: "I have no doubt that the actions of the Cornwall Search and Rescue Team saved this woman’s life. With low temperatures, heavy rain and the wind chill factor, it is highly likely that this woman would have quickly succumbed to hypothermia.

"This is another excellent example of the work of CSRT who regularly turn out to help the police in searches for missing persons. They are to be commended for their professionalism and dedication in this truly life saving incident."

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8:21am 9th November 2012

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