Major search for missing 45-year-old who vanished while walking her dog in Lancashire | UK News
A massive search is underway for a 45-year-old woman from Inskip, Lancashire, who disappeared while walking her dog.
Nicola Bulley was last seen two days ago – on Friday, January 27 – at around 9:15am on the River Wyre boardwalk near Garstang Road in the village of St Michael’s on Wyre.
Emergency teams including Lancashire Police, Lancashire Fire and Rescue, Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue and the North West Underwater Search Team were involved in the search.
Police diving teams, fire brigade drones, search dogs, helicopters and mountain rescue volunteers have been dispatched to the area.
Lancashire Police said Ms Bulley’s dog – a brown Spaniel – was found close to where she was last seen and hopes this can help bring back memories of anyone who has seen her with her. when and who may have information regarding her whereabouts.
She is described as Caucasian, 5 ft 3 inches tall, with light brown shoulder length hair and she speaks with an Essex accent.
Mrs Bulley was last seen wearing a long black hooded waistcoat, black jeans and olive green ankles. Her hair was tied into a ponytail.
Like Inskip and St Michael’s on Wyre, she is also affiliated with the Thornton Cleveys.
Police say they are “extremely worried” about her and have appealed to anyone with information on where she can be contacted.
The force said it is keeping an open mind about where she may be, and detectives investigating the circumstances surrounding her disappearance are moving in a number of ways.
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Chief Inspector Chris Barton said: “Nicola has been missing for two days and we are extremely concerned for her.
“First, if anyone saw her on Friday morning and hasn’t been spoken to by police, or if anyone has any other information on where she may be, please contact us immediately. I.
“Investigations are ongoing and we have a team of detectives working tirelessly to determine the circumstances surrounding her disappearance, in addition to a large group of police officers. , partner agencies and volunteer groups are searching the area around where she was last seen.”
He added that officers knew that a large number of people from the local community had organized a search of the area and urged them to stay safe.
The force said the River Wyre and its banks are extremely dangerous and that searching these areas poses a real risk to the public.