Search for missing woman in WA national park

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VideoThe missing 84-year-old has no food, water or mobile phone.

A search continues this morning for an 84-year-old woman missing in bushland in the Stirling Range National Park.

Police, SES and a helicopter are searching for Patricia Byrne who was last seen at about 11.30am on Thursday in bushland near Mt Trio and Salt River Road.

Police said Mrs Bryne was wearing a cap with a camouflage fly net, a green and white polo shirt, grey 3/4 length pants and black runners.

Police, SES and a helicopter are searching for Patricia Byrne
Camera IconPolice, SES and a helicopter are searching for Patricia Byrne

Inspector Geoff Dickson was at the search area this morning, along with SES members from Gnowangerup, Albany and Mt Barker.

“What we know is, Patricia went missing Yesterday some time after 11.30,” he said.

“Her family have concerns for her, it’s out of character (for her) to have wandered away from the family group and we now have police and SES services and local rangers searching for her.”

“The rescue helicopter was here yesterday - we spent a significant amount of time doing a visual search and then using technology to assist us with the search in the evening.

“We haven’t had any success with that, so we are back here today on the ground continuing the search.”

Police said Mrs Byrne had no known medical condition and is fit for her age.

Police and Mrs Byrne’s family are asking for any information from the public that may assist in locating Mrs Byrne.

If anyone has any information please contact police on 131 444.

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