UPDATED FRIDAY 15:03*
POLICE have an issued an urgent appeal for a vulnerable missing woman on the Isle of Wight tonight (Thursday).
A police spokesman said officers were increasingly concerned for the welfare of Helge Stringer, aged 76.
She was last seen at home in the Burnt House Lane area of Alverstone near Sandown at around 6.30pm this evening.
She was described as white, wearing a grey coat over a red top and a fawn coloured skirt. Mrs Stringer has grey hair, worn in a bob-style.
Police appealed for members of the public to report any sightings or information about her immediately by phoning 999 and asking for the police control room.Mrs Stringer is known to go walking in the countryside.
An air and ground search is continuing.
The spokesman added: "Hampshire Constabulary would like to thank search volunteers from WightSAR and other members of the community for their support with our enquiries."
Police have said they are increasing concerned for the welfare of Helge Stringer, who suffers with Alzheimer's, particularly as she had been missing all night and it had been cold.
The spokesman asked the public to be vigilant and if anyone thought they had found her, to stay with her and telephone 999.
Hampshire Police said this morning (Friday) that Helge Stringer had been found alive. An Isle of Wight police spokeswoman said she was located in the Alverstone area at 9.31am, after being spotted by a member of the public.
She added: "She is being taken to St Mary's Hospital by ambulance for medical treatment."