Police concern for missing woman Meryl Cameron

Meryl Cameron Pic: Devon and Cornwall Police Meryl Cameron has not been seen since the early hours of 30 March

About 20 officers have been searching for a woman who has been missing from her Cornwall home since the weekend.

Police are becoming "increasingly concerned" for Meryl Cameron, 54, from Canonstown, near Penzance, who was last seen in the early hours of Saturday.

Her car, a white Renault Megane with a black roof, was found parked in a lay-by at Hells Mouth, near Hayle.

Mrs Cameron is described as 5ft 3in (1.6m) tall, of medium build, with short-bobbed blonde hair.

Hells Mouth is on the north cliffs of Hayle, near the holiday resorts of Gwithian, Godrevy and Portreath.

The area, about eight miles (13km) from Mrs Cameron's home, has cliffs up to 300ft (90m) high and is popular with dog walkers and surfers.

Devon and Cornwall Police said officers had set up an incident room and had been searching cliffs and Mrs Cameron's home.

A police helicopter searched the area around her home.

Acting Supt Mike Ward, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "We are putting a lot of resources into exploring all avenues and options as to where she could be.

"Our desire is to find her safe and well."

The cliffs had been especially busy over the Easter Bank holiday weekend with holiday makers, the force added.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Cornwall



Min. Night 17 °C


  • NS Savannah, 1962Nuclear dream

    The ship that totally failed to change the world

  • Ed Miliband takes a selfie at a Cambridge hairdressersNo more photo ops?

    Why is Ed Miliband drawing attention to his public image?

  • Espresso cup7 days quiz

    Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?

  • Glasgow 2014 quaichs and medalsQuaich guide

    What do the Scottish gifts given to Games medallists symbolise?

  • Malaysian plane wreckage in UkraineFlight risk

    How odd is it for three planes to crash in eight days?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.