A MISSING elderly woman was found near St Catherine’s Lighthouse in Niton last night.

She was reunited with her family, thanks to the efforts of a local fisherman and the Ventnor and Needles Coastguard Rescue Teams.

The UK Coastguard sent the teams to the area around the lighthouse to search for the woman at 8.05pm last night (Tuesday).

A spokesperson for Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team said a fisherman had heard her cries for help.

The rescue teams stood down at 9.30pm.

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