MOUNTAIN rescue were involved in the search earlier this week for a missing Leeds woman whose car had been found near Grimwith Reservoir.

The body of 25-year old Molly Ann Garbutt was found on Wednesday; police had made an urgent appeal for information and sightings of her after her car had been found just before 8am parked off the B6265 near to Dibbles Bridge at Hebden.

A spokesperson for Grassington-based Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) said: "The team was called out by North Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for Molly Ann Garbutt who had been reported missing and whose car had been found on the B6265 near Grimwith Reservoir.

"The team deployed and searched areas south of the reservoir and into Trollers Gill. We were assisted by RAF Mountain Rescue from RAF Leeming along with the HM Coastguard helicopter Rescue 912 from Humberside. Sadly, a body was found late afternoon. Once cleared by the police the team recovered the body down to Parcevall Hall. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Molly."