Search resumes for woman missing in Border Ranges
UPDATE: A LAND and air search resumed this morning for a 53-year-old woman in the Border Ranges National Park in northern NSW.
Judith Williams, who was out camping with her husband, was last seen in the early hours of Saturday morning when she left to use the toilet.
Inspector Douglas Conners from Lismore police says Mrs Williams suffers from the early stages of dementia and may have been disoriented.
5AM: POLICE remain confounded by the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of a woman in the Border Ranges National Park on Saturday morning.
The woman, Judith Williams, 53, arrived at the park near Wiangaree, north of Kyogle, with her husband on Friday and was last seen went she went to toilet at about 3am Saturday.
Her husband and other campers at the site began searching for her at 5am and contacted the police.
The search party co-ordinated by Lismore police and aided by SES volunteers and National Parks and Wildlife officers, now into its fourth day, has failed to locate any sign of Mrs Williams.
Police dogs and up to 50 people on foot have fanned out and combed the area around the campsite, with the search expected to continue again today.
The dense rainforest foliage is too thick for a helicopter search.
Mrs Williams is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 140-150cm tall, with a solid build and greying brown hair.
Her family said she has difficulty walking and has a distinct shuffling action.
She also suffers from severe epilepsy and early onset dementia, requiring regular medication.
She was last seen wearing long white pants, a cardigan, believed to be blue, and a pair of Blundstone boots.
Police urge any member of the public who may have any information to phone Lismore Police or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.