Police search for missing father and daughter
RAW VIDEO: Police are searching for a father and his four-year-old daughter who have gone missing on NSW's far north coast. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Nine NewsPT1M19S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-30qfu 620 349 January 13, 2014
Emergency service volunteers and police are searching scrubland for a father and daughter who have gone missing on NSW's far north coast.
Greg Hutchings, 35, and Eeva Dorendahl, 4, were last seen at Pottsville about 12.30pm (AEDT) on Saturday.
A police spokeswoman says police do not believe she is in danger from her father.
Missing: Greg Hutchings, 35, and his daughter Eeva Dorendahl, 4.
Police say the pair were due to meet family in the area about midday but did not arrive.
It is believed they do not have access to a car, and family members hold serious concerns for their welfare.
About 20 State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers joined police for a ground search for the pair at Pottsville on Monday morning.
The search has been focusing on bushland and scrub around the coastal road, Elfran Avenue.
It will extend to other areas later in the afternoon, a police spokeswoman said.
The ABC has reported that Eeva had been staying at her father's house at Pottsville but was due to return home to her mother at Kin Kin on the Sunshine Coast.
It reported that the father had sent a text to say they were on their way.
"Obviously the mother is distraught at this time and his family are also concerned but we're making every effort to contact anybody he knows in the area and we need the assistance of the public to help locate the father and his four-year-old daughter," acting Inspector Warwick Rhodes told ABC radio.
Mr Hutchings is of Caucasian appearance, about 175 centimetres tall, with short brown curly hair and of a thin build.
Police say he was last seen wearing a black long-sleeve shirt, grey trousers and carrying a black backpack.
Eeva is also of Caucasian appearance, with long blonde hair and blue eyes.
She was last seen wearing an oversized blue and white-coloured shirt and multicoloured board shorts.
Police are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.