A number of rescue teams worked through the night in an "urgent search for a woman", with a successful outcome this weekend.

On Friday afternoon Bolton's Mountain Rescue Team were contacted by Lancashire Police to help search for a woman believed to be in the vicinity of Rivington Terraced Gardens as they were concerned for her welfare.

The Bolton team requested the help of other organisations such as the Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team (BPMRT) and search dogs from Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England as well as Rivington Heritage Trust and United Utilities due to their knowledge of the area.

A team of 60 worked into the early hours searching the gardens and Lever Park before standing down for the night to come back at better light.

Then early on Saturday morning the Bolton team was contacted by the North West Ambulance Service with the report of a hypothermic casualty above Higher Derbyshires who matched the description of the missing lady they were looking for.

The team attended with Lancashire Police where she was quickly assessed and transported down a short track to the waiting NWAS ambulance for further assessment and treatment at hospital.

A spokesman for Bolton Mountain Rescue, said: "Throughout the afternoon, evening and into the early hours the team of about 60 personnel was kept fed and watered by three members of the Bolton MRT Support Group.

"This incident involved at least nine organisations on scene all working very closely together for a successful outcome.

"Our thanks go to the members of public who saw the ongoing search and kept their eyes peeled throughout the night whilst walking in the area - plus of course those people who initially cared for the woman and contacted NWAS."