AN ELDERLY woman had to be rescued after falling through the floor at a remote outbuilding. 

The incident happened in a village Southern Gwynedd within Eryri. The 70-year-old had been trapped for two days. 

Aberdyfi Search And Rescue Team were called out on April 18. 

A spokesperson for the team said: "At around 2pm, call-handlers from the team were made aware of a 70 year-old woman trapped in an outbuilding in a remote property near Pennal.

"The woman had fallen through the floor covering an old vehicle inspection pit some 48-hours earlier and was unable to escape. Following up on welfare concerns raised by family members unable to contact the woman, a police officer visited the property, and noticed a set of keys hanging from the garage door. Investigating further, he located the woman trapped in the pit."

The spokesperson added: "​Team volunteers along with police officers and a Welsh Ambulance Service crew attended the incident, and, armed with a ladder, were able to assist the woman out.

"She was assessed by the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust crew and found to be cold and dehydrated but otherwise in reasonable shape considering her ordeal."