Hunt on for missing woman, 70
CAROL Anderson walked out of the Palms Caravan Park in Tweed Heads about 1.40pm (NSW) on Friday heading towards Fraser Dr.
She hasn't been seen since.
Police held grave fears last night for the 70-year-old, who suffers Alzheimer's disease.
She is described as Caucasian, 160cm tall, with a medium build and brown/grey collar length hair.
She was wearing a long white dress with shoe string straps and was captured on CCTV footage as she left the park.
Police, surf rescue personnel and State Emergency Services volunteers had created a makeshift base in the Palms Caravan Park club house yesterday morning and had begun sending search teams to different areas in the vicinity of the park.
Inspector Darren Steel of the Tweed Byron Local Area Command said the land and river search began on Tuesday after police exhausted all other lines of enquiry.
"Both Ms Anderson and her family are residents of the park," Insp Steel said.
"We have conducted enquiries with them and residents in the surrounding area but we've now progressed to a land search.
"People can assist police by checking their backyards and under their houses, anywhere she may have taken shelter."
SES volunteers were informed heavy rain on Saturday night may have caused the woman to take shelter somewhere, possibly under a house or in a shed or garage.
Inspector Brad Stewart, also of Tweed Byron police, said the search was suspended around 7pm Tuesday night and would resume Wednesday morning before 7am.
"We urge anyone who knows where she is or who sees her to contact us urgently. She may be confused because of her mental health situation."
Anyone with information on Carol Anderson's whereabouts should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Tweed police directly.