A 17-year-old girl has been arrested after another woman was found badly beaten lying in the snow in a northern Manitoba community.

RCMP said a 59-year-old woman was found badly beaten with severe trauma to her face and head outside a Pukatawagan business in the early morning hours of Nov. 29.

The woman was rushed to hospital and later transported to Winnipeg for treatment. She has since been stabilized, and now a 17-year-old girl has been arrested.

RCMP are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact Pukatawagan RCMP at 204-553-2342 or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.