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    Australia - Elizabeth O'Pray, 77, Blue Mountains, NSW, 7 March 2016

    The search for an elderly woman missing in the NSW Blue Mountains is expected to enter its fifth day.

    Elizabeth O'Pray, 77, went missing from her Medlow Bath home on Monday. Searchers spoke to her on her mobile on Tuesday night and she is believed to have told them she was OK but lost. But rescuers have been unable to make contact with her since.


    http://www.9news.com.au/national/201...OChFbScUKBM.99

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    6th day:

    On Friday night a local resident reported hearing a call for help from the valley below Peckman's Plateau but a search party and helicopter found nothing.

    Mrs O'Pray is known to walk along Grand Canyon Road in Medlow Bath and a small track towards Katoomba.


    http://www.9news.com.au/national/201...g-for-six-days

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    Police and SES resumed the search on Saturday but have so far been unable to find O’Pray.

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia...s-since-monday

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    One hundred people are now involved in the search.

    The rescue squad is scouring the area around Peckman's Plateau and the Feribula look-out, south of Katoomba.

    Mrs O'Pray is known to take stroke medication, which can cause confusion in some people.

    Ms O'Pray is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of thin build with short grey hair.

    She is believed to be an olive coloured jacket, jeans and black shoes.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz42t0LeCLg

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    There's been big storms in the area and it's cool and rainy today. I hope she is okay....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyGirl View Post
    One hundred people are now involved in the search.

    The rescue squad is scouring the area around Peckman's Plateau and the Feribula look-out, south of Katoomba.

    Mrs O'Pray is known to take stroke medication, which can cause confusion in some people.

    Ms O'Pray is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of thin build with short grey hair.

    She is believed to be an olive coloured jacket, jeans and black shoes.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz42t0LeCLg
    Oh no. These colours will be difficult to spot!
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    There are now 150 people including police, the Rural Fire Service, and the Volunteer Rescue Association involved in the search for Ms O'Pray as fears for her safety grow.

    The search of the dense bushland was thorough, police said. The wet weather has had an impact on the search. "Yesterday we had some pretty harsh weather. Unfortunately, we're getting storms nearly every day."


    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-1...9;pray/7246798

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    Mrs O'Pray reportedly walked along Grand Canyon Road in Medlow Bath and along a small track leading towards Katoomba

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz42vj6n2gz

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    I walked into the local Supermarket today and a Missing Persons Poster for Elizabeth O"Pray was adhered to the counter so it could easily be seen and read by waiting customers.
    Today has been overcast with slight rain this morning - I think the evening will be cool with light rain showers between 7pm and 8pm - the rest of the night will be clouded over.

    Twitter post and pic from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service:
    https://twitter.com/NSWRFS/status/70...709568/photo/1

    From the ABC website Tuesday 15th March 2016:
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-1...9;pray/7246798
    There are now 150 people including police, the Rural Fire Service, and the Volunteer Rescue Association involved in the search for Ms O'Pray as fears for her safety grow.
    The search of the dense bushland was thorough, police said.
    "For example, yesterday a pair of prescription eye glasses was found in remote bushland," Inspector Balatincz said.
    "We went to the point of actually ensuring that they didn't belong to Betty. So, that's how thorough the search is actually getting."

    I am wondering which track she may have walked down on her regular route to Katoomba - I cannot find a map in the news.
    Maybe need to make some enquiries...

    I hope there is some news of her very soon - time is marching on - and its turned cold and wet.
    Looks like intermittent light rain up until Wednesday, clearing on Thursday.


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    The search has entered its 10th day as the local community rallies behind the rescue effort.

    About 120 people resumed searching for Elizabeth O'Pray on Wednesday morning as bad weather adds extra stress to the operation.


    https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/3111...enters-day-10/

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    Gosh, I hope this poor lady is found soon. How terrifying it must have been for her. I think that it will soon turn into a recovery if it's not already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdinburghLass View Post
    Gosh, I hope this poor lady is found soon. How terrifying it must have been for her. I think that it will soon turn into a recovery if it's not already.
    Yea 10 days out in that age ... not much hope left unfortunately Very sad.

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    Weather report for Sydney regions is hail, rain and damaging winds.
    I'm thinking we need a miracle now.

    Cyber hugs and prayers for the searchers to locate this sweet lady within hours.
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    police are continuing their search for Elizabeth O’Pray who has been missing in the Blue Mountains for the past 11 days.

    Officers are appealing to the public for any vision or still pictures that may have been taken in the Medlow Bath area, near the Hydro Majestic, between Monday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

    They are also attempting to piece together her movements prior to her disappearance.


    http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com....ow-bath-woman/

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