Posted: Tue 23rd Feb 2021

Updated: Tue 23rd Feb

Efforts of searchers praised after around 400 people turn out to help find missing nine-year-old girl on Anglesey

North Wales news and information

The efforts of people who helped to look for a missing nine-year-old on Anglesey have been praised after she was found safe and well.

Around 400 people are reported to have turned out after Daisy Williams went missing at Newborough Forest at around 6.30pm yesterday evening.

She was confirmed to have been found just over two hours later following an extensive search operation involving community members, police, helicopter, search and rescue, coastguard and other emergency teams.

Paul Roberts, a member of Daisy’s family, has warmly thanked all those who took part.

In a post shared on the Holyhead Golf Club Facebook page, he said: “As many of you have probably seen that a 9 year old girl went missing on Newborough this evening. This was my cousin’s daughter, Daisy.

“The pain that’s our family went through for those two hours was just unbearable.

“In case you’ve not heard, she was found safe and well about a mile away from the missing point, towards the Menai Straits section.

“As a family we’d like to THANK every single person that came out to help, roughly 400. Plus, the police, helicopters and search and rescue. Amazing response.”

Detailing how she was found, the Cemaes Bay Coastguard Search and Rescue team said: “At 19.00 hrs HM Coastguard Teams from Holyhead and Cemaes Bay were redeployed to a search Newborough forest for a missing child.

“Assisted in the search by HM Coastguard Teams, from Bangor & Rhosnieger along with North Wales Police and Monsar.

“HM Coastguard Rescue 936 helicopter located the child & guided Coastguard teams to her location.

“She was found to be very cold & distressed but safe & well. HM Coastguard Teams reunited the child with her family.”

Those involved also included around 40 special constables as posted below by Chief Officer for the North Wales Police Special Constabulary Mark Owen.

Top pic: The helicopter track from last night.

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