Missing pensioner found after Wareham air and land search

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Image caption The police helicopter was used to scour woodland in Wareham

A 72-year-old woman whose disappearance prompted an air and land search in Dorset has been found.

A police helicopter and search and rescue teams using 4x4 vehicles had been scouring woodland near Eileen Samways' home in Wareham.

Dorset Police said Ms Samways was reported missing from her Sherford Drive home on Thursday and was last contacted on Wednesday morning.

The force said she was found safe as a result of the search on Friday morning.

Ch Insp Wayne Nock said: "I would like to thank all the officers, staff and volunteer agencies who worked tirelessly over the last two days to search for Eileen."

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