A SEARCH was mounted after a woman went missing in Studland last night.

The police helicopter, an all-terrain police vehicle and Swanage coastguards all took part in the operation.

The woman, 69, had been reported missing after failing to return when expected from a hike. There was concern for her welfare.

She was found after several hours and told officers she had got lost. She was not hurt.

The all terrain vehicle was also used by Purbeck Police for patrols last night following reports of anti-social behaviour on the beach.