Ontario woman rescued after being trapped in mud hole for 12 hours

HALIBURTON, Ont. – A central Ontario woman is recovering after being rescued from a mud hole where she was stuck for almost 12 hours, while her dog stayed at her side.

Police say 64-year-old Sandra Van Alstyne was out walking her dog in the cottage country area of Haliburton Highlands on Tuesday when she became stuck in a mud hole and couldn’t get out.

She was reported missing at about 7:30 p.m. and a provincial police helicopter and tracking dogs were brought in to help find her.

Once she was located in the mud hole, police and emergency medical workers managed to pull her out and she was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Police say Van Alstyne’s dog Monte remained by her side during her lengthy ordeal.

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