A DEPRESSED woman drowned herself after walking out of a hospital, an inquest was told.
Rita Pyrah was found in Blackmoorfoot Reservoir on Sunday, January 7.
The 62-year-old, of Station Road, Stocksmoor, was admitted to St Luke's Hospital at Crosland Moor nearly a month before her death.
Staff last saw her as she walked to the smoking room.
Staff and police searched for Mrs Pyrah after her disappearance on January 6.
A member of the public found her face up in the reservoir two miles away the next day.
At the Huddersfield inquest yesterday coroner Mark Hinchliffe recorded a verdict of suicide.
Earlier he summarised evidence given by Mrs Pyrah's husband, Trevor.
He said his wife had suffered from depression since her mother died 20 years ago. He added that she had tried self-harm 10 times.
Last March Mrs Pyrah was rushed to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary after taking an overdose.
As a result she was fitted with a special tube to help with her breathing.
On December 12 she was admitted to St Luke's because her GP was worried about her health.