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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Couple Missing After Girl Found Alone On Boat

Police are searching for a couple last seen on a boat in Norfolk, after a 13-year-old girl was found on board alone.

The alarm was raised late on Saturday afternoon after a member of the public realised a hire boat had not been returned.

Police found the boat moored to a tree near Salhouse Little Broad and the girl was found unharmed on board.

She spent the evening in police custody and is expcted to be spoken to by specially-trained officers later today.

The boat has been recovered and returned to a boat yard at Horning where it will be examined.

Officers are continuing their search of the water along a mile-long stretch of the river near the Hoveton area from Salhouse Broad to Wroxham Broad.

Enquiries are on-going to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident and to establish the whereabouts of the 13-year-old girl's parents.

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