Search for missing children continues in Orange

A search will continue this morning for two children who have been missing since yesterday afternoon from a campsite near Orange, NSW Police say.

During Saturday 30 July 2016, a family established their campsite at Ophir Reserve, Ophir about 25 kilometres north of Orange.

The family spent the day exploring the bush tracks that surrounded their campsite and shortly before 4pm all returned, except the two 7-year-old girls.

The girls had been climbing the nearby hills and about 4pm they were seen on the opposite bank of a fast flowing creek.

When the girls failed to return the family commenced a search for them while an adult travelled to a location where she was able to obtain mobile phone coverage and contacted police.

About 6pm officers from Canobolas Local Area Command arrived and commenced their search of the area without success.

Assistance was also obtained from the SES and Rural Fire Service which allowed a further search of the area but the girls were not located.

Emergency services and family remained in the area overnight.

The search continues this morning also utilising an SES flood-boat to search the river and POLAIR.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stopers.

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