Search for woman missing from Broken Hill, NSW

Police are renewing their appeal for public assistance to find a woman who went missing from Broken Hill for almost three days, NSW Police say.

Police from Barrier Local Area Command have been searching for 40-year-old Christine Young, who was seen leaving a medical facility about 5pm Friday (22 April 2016).

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. It has now been moved to the Broken Hill Police Station.

The search has continued of a regeneration area west of the township, but has been expanded to include the area between Broken Hill and Silverton.

Police have concerns for her welfare as extremely low overnight temperatures have been experienced in the area.

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 the search over the past three days include SES volunteers, police and a local pilot who volunteered his services in a fixed-wing aircraft.

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