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Woman (81) found after search dies in hospital

By David Young

An 81-year-old pensioner who went missing in her nightwear yesterday has died in hospital.

Jean McAllister from Bangor went missing yesterday morning.

An intensive search was launched, and the elderly lady was found and rushed to the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald where she died.

Inspector Stephen McGuigan said: "Mrs McAllister was found this afternoon near where she went missing .

"We would pay tribute to local residents and the Community Rescue Service who worked so hard to find Mrs McAllister. Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time."

North Down Assembly candidate Gordon Dunne said: "I am deeply saddened that Jean has passed away. This is a real tragedy for her family and my thoughts and prayers are with them at this sad time."

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