Footage reveals major search operation for missing woman
EMERGENCY services are continuing to conduct a large-scale search of bushland near Lake Aragon camping area north of Brooms Head. The search, which began yesterday, came following reports of a woman, identified as 73-year-old Anne-Marie Jeffery, missing from a camp site.
The search began around 1pm Tuesday and was suspended at 9.30pm that night with emergency services gathering again this morning to continue the operation.
Police, the Police Dog Squad and Police Rescue have been joined by around 30 State Emergency Services personnel. National Parks and Wildlife staff on quad bikes are also assisting in the search, with the Police Marine Command and Westpac Rescue Helicopter expected to join shortly.
Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command Acting Inspector Richard Garrels said that the police had no leads as yet as to the woman's whereabouts and the search would extend to the north west and south of the area.
She was last spotted at the Coastal Plumbago Beach camp site at 9am Tuesday morning, but when she failed to return to her campsite, she was reported missing by family, with serious concerns for her welfare.
Acting Insp. Garrels said the search would continue throughout the day.
Anne-Marie is described as being of caucasian appearance, with a slim build and grey hair. She was wearing a red and pink top, woollen leggings, red shoes, and a beanie.
Anyone who sees her is urged to contact police.
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