Search for missing tourist

 A search operation is underway  in dense bushland near Nimbin.

 

The 62-year-old German woman and her brother were walking along the Mount Matheson loop track in the Night Cap National Park, 10km north-east of Nimbin, about 3pm yesterday (Tuesday 22 March), when they became separated.

 

The woman’s brother searched unsuccessfully for her until about 7.30pm before returning to the Mount Nardi car park and raising the alarm.

 

Police from Richmond Local Area Command and the Rescue Unit determined it was unsafe to conduct a ground and air search overnight due to the difficult terrain and fog in the area.

 

While it was foggy, weather conditions were dry and mild overnight. 

 

A search operation involving police, State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers and a rescue helicopter is now underway.

 

The missing woman is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 160cm tall with medium build, shoulder-length black hair, blue eyes and fair complexion.

 

She was last seen wearing a beige shirt, red pants, brown sandals and white hat and was carrying a blue bag.

 

Anyone who sees the missing woman or has information about her current whereabouts is urged to contact police from Richmond LAC via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 



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