Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Elderly woman dies after Sheffield reservoir fall

An 88-year-old woman has died after falling into a reservoir in Sheffield while out walking with a friend.

South Yorkshire Police said the woman is believed to have fallen down a hill into the water at Windy Bank in Bradfield at about 1300 BST.

She was pulled out by her friend but was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

A police spokeswoman said the other woman was taken to hospital and treated for hypothermia.

The spokeswoman said her death was being treated as a "tragic accident".

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