Woman rescued after major lifeboat search

A huge search was underway to find the woman. Credit: Silloth RNLI

A 37-year-old woman has been found, after a major search involving emergency services, lifeboat teams, mountain rescuers and the coastguard.

She was reported missing in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, 12 March, in the Silloth area of Cumbria.

The Silloth RNLI lifeboat was joined by coastguard teams from Maryport and Whitehaven, as well as police dog handlers.

They used search lights, para flares and night vision equipment in a desperate attempt to find the woman.

The woman was eventually found on Sunday morning. Credit: Silloth RNLI

After daylight resumed the search got back underway, and the women was eventually found in a ditch on the marsh road by a police officer in a patrol vehicle just before 10am.

She was given medical assistance by paramedics from both helicopters and the North West Ambulance service, and then airlifted to Cumberland Infirmary by the Coastguard helicopter.