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Search Continues In Rugged Country

1 March 2006

Search Continues In Rugged Country

Search teams out again

Fresh searchers join those at Arthurs Pass today in the search for English woman Elizabeth Thomson.

Search Co ordinator Sergeant Tony Tully says that he understands from her sister that she is a positive woman and searchers are still confident too.

"While it's now been four cold nights, hopes are high if she's managed to get shelter. However we are obviously very concerned," he says.

NZ Land SAR teams from Oxford and Hanmer join today including two civilian dogs and their handlers. There are two police dogs which need a break as their paws have been getting a rough time on the harsh terrain, says Tony Tully. Three Police searchers from Timaru are in the field today, also four Alpine Cliff rescue specialists from Christchurch to search two areas which are very rugged and dangerous, says Sergeant Tully.

"The country side where we believe she could be is `not nice' search country, with a lot of ravines and gorges."

Ms Thomson's pack including her car keys was found several days ago and she is only believed to have light clothing and her two cameras.

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