Bavarian police patrol car (archive image)
Photo: Fotostand / K. Schmitt / imago images / Fotostand
An eight-year-old girl disappeared on Sunday while hiking in the Bavarian-Czech border region.
Since then, intensive search measures have been running around the Czech mountain Cerchov (Schwarzkopf), about two kilometers behind the border, said a spokesman for the Upper Palatinate police headquarters on Monday morning.
There are several people search dogs from the Bavarian police, two Bavarian police helicopters and several patrols on site.
In addition, about a hundred Bavarian firefighters are in action, it said.
According to the information, the mountain rescue service was also on site with several units.
According to the investigators' findings so far, the parents from the greater Berlin area were hiking with their two children and a nephew on the Cerchov near the Bavarian border town of Waldmünchen (Cham district) on Sunday.
According to the information, the children played and moved away from their parents.
The search area is to be expanded
After the parents couldn't find the children, they called rescue workers.
A son and nephew of the family were found again, but the eight-year-old daughter had been missing since the late afternoon.
According to information from the Czech news agency CTK, around 200 police officers and firefighters are taking part in the search in the vicinity of Cerchov, the highest point in the Upper Palatinate Forest.
Sniffer dogs and a helicopter with a thermal imaging camera are also in use.
"We followed the route on which the family is said to have moved with the girl, but without success," said a police spokeswoman for the agency.
The search area will now be expanded.
During the night and in the morning the temperatures in the area were around freezing point.
wit / dpa