Woman missing on North Coast located, taken to hospital

UPDATE: 9.25am Saturday, October 20 

A WOMAN missing on the North Coast has been located. 

Tweed Byron Police District Inspector Luke Arthurs said Amy Friedman, 28, was located in bushland in the Brunswick Heads area on Friday afternoon. 

"She was taken to hospital for assessment, where she remains," Insp Arthurs said.

Insp Arthurs said the community had been helpful in a large-scale search for Ms Friedman, alongside police.

"Everyone was in there helping," he said. 

It's understood Ms Friedman had been camping with friends before she disappeared on Tuesday morning. 

Initial report: 

POLICE are appealing for public information as a search continues to locate a missing woman.

Amy Friedman, aged 28, was last seen on a fire trail, south of Brunswick Heads Surf Club, about 8am on Tuesday.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District were contacted about 4.45pm on Thursday 18 October 2018, when she failed to return to her campsite.

Police have been told Ms Friedman had been camping in the area with friends.

Officers conducted a search for Ms Friedman; however, she was not located.

Her family and police hold serious concerns for her welfare as her disappearance is out of character.

Amy Friedman, 28, was last seen on a fire trail, south of Brunswick Heads Surf Club.
Amy Friedman, 28, was last seen on a fire trail, south of Brunswick Heads Surf Club.

Ms Friedman is described as being of South American appearance, about 170cm tall, with a medium build, brown hair and brown eyes.

Police, with assistance from the local community, are today continuing to search the area for Ms Friedman.

Anyone with information, or who sights Ms Friedman, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.



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