Chopper called for ‘large-scale’ Brooms Head search
THE WESTPAC rescue helicopter was one of many emergency services called as part of a large-scale search of a campground near Brooms Head.
Annemarie Jeffery, aged 73, was last seen at the campground in Lake Arragan, just north of Brooms Head, about 9am Tuesday August 25.
Serious concerns are held for her welfare as she failed to return to her campsite and her family has not been able to locate her.
Officers from Coffs Clarence Police District - along with the SES, National Parks and Wildlife (NPWS), and the Westpac helicopter - are conducting a large search of the area, including surrounding bushland.
A spokesman from the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service said helicopter was tasked on a primary mission to search for a woman around 3.30pm.
After an extensive search covering the coastline and inland, the aircraft was unable to locate the woman and has returned to the Lismore base.
Annemarie is described as being of caucasian appearance, with a slim build and grey hair. She was wearing a red and pink top, woollen leggings (seen in image), red shoes, and a beanie.
Anyone who sees her is urged to contact police.