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Missing dog walker found in Shropshire woodland after four-hour police search

A 65-year-old man who fell while walking his dog in Shropshire woodland has been found by police after a four-hour search.

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A police helicopter was called to aid the search

The man was reported missing at around 11.30am on Thursday after he slipped in woods in the Shirlett area near Broseley.

It is understood the man was able to contact police and was in touch with call handlers as a search for him began.

A police helicopter, dog handlers and West Mercia SAR - the voluntary Search & Rescue team for Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire - all assisted in the search.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said the man was located at around 3.30pm.

He said: "The man has been found and is talking to officers."

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