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Still no trace of missing 17-year-old. Emergency and rescue service personnel are still conducting a major search for disappeared 17-year-old Rune Andreas Tømmervik. The teenager was last seen at approximately 5 a.m. on Saturday morning attending the Sommerfestivalen on Årsøya in Selbu. He was reported missing by his brother at 7:15 p.m. the same evening Rescue workers’ efforts are being hampered by a shortage of manpower, despite help from local fire department personnel searching the river by boat, 13 dogs and guides, and volunteers from the Red Cross in Levanger, Melhus, Trondheim, Stjørdal, and Tydal. Local volunteers are also assisting.

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Still no trace of missing 17-year-old

Published on Monday, 27th June, 2011 at 10:43 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Emergency and rescue service personnel are still conducting a major search for disappeared 17-year-old Rune Andreas Tømmervik.

17-year-old Rune Andreas Tømmervik
17-year-old Rune Andreas Tømmervik
Photo: Sør-Trøndelag Police


The teenager was last seen at approximately 5 a.m. on Saturday morning attending the Sommerfestivalen on Årsøya in Selbu. He was reported missing by his brother at 7:15 p.m. the same evening

Rescue workers’ efforts are being hampered by a shortage of manpower, despite help from local fire department personnel searching the river by boat, 13 dogs and guides, and volunteers from the Red Cross in Levanger, Melhus, Trondheim, Stjørdal, and Tydal. Local volunteers are also assisting.

“There aren’t enough people available because of the summer holidays. We are trying to get more assistance from other voluntary organisations,” operations manager Jan Steindal in Sør-Trøndelag Police tells NRK.

Police say they have no concrete leads as to the 17-year-old’s whereabouts. Dense grass and scrub down to the water’s edge is also making the search, which only started after a day-and-a-half, more difficult.

“The reason we waited until we did was because somebody mistakenly thought they had seen the boy. This later proved to be incorrect,” says Officer Steindal.

“We are still looking using all possible resources and believe we will find him alive,” he continues, urging local residents to check their properties thoroughly for any traces of the boy.

Members of the public with any information about the 17-year-old can ring Sør-Trøndelag Police on 73 89 90 90.



Published on Monday, 27th June, 2011 at 10:43 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: runeandreastmmervikmissing, sommerfestivalen.





  
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