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The search for Annemarie Jeffery continued until Friday evening and has been suspended at this stage, though investigations are continuing. Photo Danni Carr.

Police are still involved with the search for two missing people today, one at Red Rock and the other at Lake Arragan.

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a woman who was last seen at a North Coast campground last week.

Seventy-three year old AnneMarie Jeffery is described as, of Caucasian appearance, with a slim build and grey hair. Photo NSW Police Facebook.

Annemarie Jeffery, aged 73, was last seen at the campground in Lake Arragan, north of Brooms Head, about 9am Tuesday (25 August 2020).

Officers from Coffs Clarence Police District – along with the SES, RFS, National Parks and Wildlife (NPWS), and local volunteers – have been searched the area for four days but there has been no sign of Annemarie, and police hold serious concerns for her welfare. The regional Westpac helicopter crew has also been assisting.

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, red shoes, and a beanie.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen a woman matching this description in the area since 9am Tuesday.

They are especially asking if anyone saw her walking along the roads in the surrounding area since that time, to contact police.

Red Rock fisherman

A search will resume today for a man missing while rock fishing at Red Rock.

Emergency services were called to Little Beach responding to reports a man had been washed into the ocean while rock fishing about 2.30pm on Saturday.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District began searching the area assisted by helicopters from the RAAF and Westpac Rescue, volunteers from the Red Rock Surf Club, and Marine Rescue vessels from Coffs Harbour and Wooli.

The search continued until 8.30pm on Saturday but the man was not found.

The search continued from 7.30am on with assistance from Water Police from Coffs Harbour.

Police have been told the man – aged in his 20s – was not wearing a life jacket. He’s believed to be visiting Australia from Malaysia.

Suspended search

The search for Annemarie Jeffery has been suspended at this stage, however, police are still conducting inquiries into her disappearance.

Anyone with information about the where bouts of Mrs Jeffery 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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