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Police have confirmed that the body of a woman has been recovered during the search for missing Newton Stewart woman Elizabeth Watson, known as Betty.
The body was found in the estuary of the River Cree.
Although formal identification has still to take place, police say that the search for Mrs Watson is now being scaled down.
Police in Galloway have made an appeal for anyone with information surrounding the disappearance of 70-year-old Elizabeth Watson to get in contact with them.
A major search is underway for a woman who has gone missing in Galloway.
70-year-old Elizabeth Watson was reported missing from her home in Newton Stewart town centre yesterday evening.
Police and the fire service have joined the coastguard to search the River Cree.
Police searching for a woman who has gone missing from Newton Stewart are treating her disappearance as high risk.
The search for missing 70-year-old Elizabeth 'Betty' Watson has been taking place since yesterday evening.
Officers believe that because of the recent bad weather and heavy rainfall, combined with Betty's age, she is at high risk.
Anyone who has any information about Betty's whereabouts, or who thinks that they may have seen her since 5pm yesterday, is being encouraged to get in contact with police on the 101 non-emergency number.
Members of HMS Gannet have been helping with the search for a woman who has gone missing from Newton Stewart.
70-year-old Elizabeth Watson, known as Betty, has not been seen since late afternoon on Sunday 20 October.
A search was launched on Sunday evening and was called off at 2am this morning until daylight returned.
Police are asking people in the community of Newton Stewart to help them in the search for a missing woman by checking their gardens and any outbuildings for her.
Elizabeth Watson, known as Betty, has not been seen since 5.30pm on Sunday 20 October.
If you think that you may have seen her after this time, please contact police on 101.
Police are searching for 70-year-old woman who has gone missing in Newton Stewart.
Elizabeth Watson was last seen in the town centre on October 20.
'Betty' as she is known, is 5'3 with grey hair.