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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 August 2006, 15:56 GMT 16:56 UK
Woman walker 'safe' after search
Police vehicle at search site
The couple had been walking along a coastal path
An elderly woman, who went missing on a coastal path near Aberystwyth while out walking with her husband, has been found safe and well.

Police, lifeboat and coastguard joined the search at Tanybwlch, near to where she was last seen on Tuesday.

The woman was finally found by an RAF rescue helicopter walking towards the village of Llanon at around 1600 BST.

Originally it was feared she may have fallen from cliffs after becoming separated from her husband.

Aberystwyth lifeboat spokesman Ron Barclay said the helicopter, from RAF Valley on Anglesey, spotted the woman.

Mr Barclay said: "The lady was found by the helicopter walking towards Llanon, but she had not fallen.

"The couple must have become separated on the path and the husband, fearing the worst, raised the alarm while she carried on walking."

Earlier, Mr Barclay said the elderly man had turned to see where his wife was on the path and she was not there.

The coastal path is near Tanybwlch beach and is popular with walkers. It offers stunning views across Cardigan Bay.


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