Yorkshire woman dies in reservoir fall

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An elderly walker has died after falling from a path into a reservoir.

South Yorkshire Police said the 88-year-old woman is believed to have been out walking with a friend when she fell into Agden Reservoir, in the Peak District National Park, close to the village of Bradfield.

The other woman, thought to be in her 60s, went into the water to try to rescue the person who fell and managed to pull her from the water.

The second woman was treated at the Northern General Hospital, in Sheffield, for hypothermia but was released later.

A police spokeswoman said the incident happened just after 1pm yesterday at Windy Bank, in Bradfield - a picturesque village in the Loxley Valley, just a few miles to the north-west of Sheffield.

She said: “Paramedics responded and the woman had been pulled out of the reservoir when they arrived.

“The woman, aged 88, from Stannington, Sheffield was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Initial information suggests the two elderly women were out walking when one slipped down a hill and fell into the water.

“The second woman, in her late 60s, was in the water as she got the 88-year-old woman out.”

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