Search for woman missing from Broken Hill facility, NSW

Police are appealing for public assistance to find a woman who has gone missing from a hospital in Broken Hill overnight, NSW Police say.

Police from Barrier Local Area Command have been searching for 40-year-old Christine Young, who was seen leaving the facility about 5pm yesterday.

A search was initiated by local police with a command post established at the intersection of Silverton Road and Brown Street, when the missing woman was last seen.

The search has continued today and is focusing on a regeneration area west of the township. Police have concerns for her welfare as temperatures were reported as low as seven degrees overnight.

Ms Young is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, 170cm-175cm tall, with a dark complexion and long dark hair. When she left the facility she was wearing dark tracksuit pants and bright blue joggers.

Searchers have since recovered some items believed to belong to Ms Young.

Resources involved in today’s search include SES volunteers, police and a local pilot has volunteered his services in fixed wing aircraft.

Police are now appealing for anyone who may have seen the missing woman to call Broken Hill Police or Crime Stopers.