‘Bring our mummy home’: Daughter of ‘beautiful soul’ Ausra Plungiene, 56, who disappeared while walking her dog in Snowdonia, begs for help as urgent search continues
- Ausra Plungiene would have left yesterday around 10.30 am to walk the dog
The daughter of a woman who disappeared while walking her dog in Snowdonia has pleaded for help to ‘bring her mummy home’.
Ausra Plungiene, 56, was last seen Tuesday morning and is said to have left for a walk with her dog around 10:30am but did not return home.
Her daughter Toma Plungauite Lamb appealed to the public for help.
She told the Sun: ‘My mother is the most beautiful soul, who would do anything for anyone.
“So I’m asking anyone who has any information to come forward and take our mummy home.”
Ausra Plungiene, 56, went out with her pet in Snowdonia yesterday and is now missing, North Wales police said
Police have launched an emergency investigation into a woman who disappeared while walking her dog
Superintendent Owain Llewellyn said her vehicle was parked in a remote car park in Rowen shortly after midnight
The search for Ms Plungiene, who has been missing for more than 24 hours, has continued today after temperatures in the area dropped below two degrees last night.
A spokesman for North Wales Police said officers were working with the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team and the RAF Search and Rescue to locate her, who lives in the Prestatyn area.
A search in Eryri National Park (Snowdonia) was coordinated after the alarm went off shortly before 10pm on Tuesday and her car was found by officers in the Rowen area in the early hours of Wednesday morning, police said.
This morning the Coast Guard rescue helicopter searched the area above Snowdonia North Wales live.
It is believed that Mrs. Plungiene may have been wearing a dark pink or purple quilted jacket, black leggings and blue shoes.
Superintendent Owain Llewellyn said: ‘We are deeply concerned about the safety of Ausra and I appeal to anyone who has seen her or has information on her whereabouts to get in touch.
“A number of resources have been deployed throughout the night to find her.
“Her vehicle was parked in a remote parking lot in Rowen shortly after midnight, so we are working to determine what route she may have taken.
“A search is underway throughout the area this morning – involving a number of assets including close air support and due to the current adverse weather conditions I would ask the public not to self-search and to allow our Mountain Rescue colleagues to continue to to go. their questions’.
The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind in parts of North Wales on Tuesday afternoon.
Anyone who has seen Ausra or has information is urged to contact North Wales Police on 101 or via the website, quoting reference number A052734.