Missing female pensioner found in Aboyne area

A force spokesman said the pensioner had been airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Picture: PA

A force spokesman said the pensioner had been airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Picture: PA

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A MISSING female pensioner has been airlifted to hospital after being discovered early this morning following a major search on Royal Deeside.

Cecilia Thomson. 85, had been reported missing on Sunday night from the Praesmohr House care home on the outskirts of Aboyne.

Police Scotland had issued an alert, starting that the elderly pensioner might appear “slightly confused or disorientated” and requesting local residents to check their sheds, garages and out houses to ensure that Ms Thomson had not entered the buildings accidentally.

But the pensioner was traced in the Aboyne area around 6am today as mountain rescue teams and dog handlers and an RAF search and rescue helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth joined in the search.

A force spokesman said the pensioner had suffered injuries in a fall and had been airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment.

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