An elderly woman is recovering in hospital after a rescue operation involving a police drone and sniffer dog.
She and her puppy were reported missing by her family this morning (Sunday).
Her car was found in a car park at Strensall Common near York.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “All available free units were sent to the area as a matter of urgency to assist with an area search.
“A police dog was at the scene and a police drone was also on its way. We had units in several locations around the common awaiting search perimeter instructions.”
A local woman said her husband was out walking their dog who found the missing woman in a gully, and he alerted police.
“A paramedic arrived at 11.15am closely followed by an ambulance at 11.25am,” the force spokesperson said.
“The female was relayed to York Hospital for treatment.
“Thank you to the dog walking community of Strensall for their concern and help during this incident.”
The puppy is safe and in the care of the woman’s daughter.