Cobar State Emergency Service volunteers were among the many local organisations which provided assistance in the search for a missing woman near Girilambone last week.
As a result of the extensive search, a body was located in bushland near Girilambone about 80km north west of Nyngan on Thursday evening.
While at the time of going to press police had not released details of formal identification, police believe the body to be of a 25 year old woman who was last seen about midday on Friday February 26.
It is believed the woman had walked off from friends into bushland near Booroomugga Road.
Officers from Nyngan police station were notified of her disappearance the following afternoon.
Police from Darling River Local Area Command conducted an ongoing search operation over the last week utilising local officers and neighbouring police commands, police trail bikes, police rescue (LANDSAR) State Emergency Service (SES) and Rural Fire Service volunteers.
Cobar SES Local Controller Gordon Hill said local SES members had been working closely with police and local land holders in very hot, dry and uncomfortable conditions during the ground search.
“The SES Unit members had been rostered into teams with the Cobar RFS and local landholders working 12 hour shifts searching areas of interest nominated by Police.
“The Cobar SES Unit also provided a SES Liaison Officer at the Search Command Base set up in Cobar to support the efforts by searchers on the ground.
“The Cobar SES Unit members worked tirelessly in their efforts to locate the missing woman and were searching an area under direction of the Police when a woman’s body was located late on Thursday evening,” Mr Hill said.
A crime scene was established at the location and examined by forensic specialists.
Inquiries into the incident continue and a report will be prepared for the coroner.