Missing OAP and her dog found after ten hour search in West Lothian
A huge search operation was launched when Julie Sowerby did not return from walking her dog in Linlithgow on Monday night.
Helicopters, search dogs and specialist search teams were brought in to search for an elderly woman who went missing for ten hours.
Julie Sowerby left her home in Linlithgow, West Lothian at 6.40pm on Monday to walk her black collie cross dog.
When the 68-year-old did not return, her family called the police and a huge search effort got under way.
Family joined police officers to search for the vulnerable pensioner before helicopters and search dogs were brought in. The International Rescue Corps, based at Grangemouth, also helped in the search.
Ms Sowerby and her dog were found safe and well at 5am on Tuesday in West Lothian.
Police Scotland thanked everyone for their help in tracking the pensioner down.
Inspector Stewart Kirkland stated: "I would like to express my thanks to the media, general public and the International Rescue Corps, who responded quickly and made a significant contribution in helping to find Julie. Both Julie and her dog were found safe and well and have now been reunited with their family."
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