Undated mug shot of the eight-year-old girl who is wanted on the Bavarian-Czech border on Mount Cerchov
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The police continued the search for a missing girl in the German-Czech border area on Tuesday night.
The Bavarian police announced on Monday evening that the search for eight-year-old Julia S. from the Berlin area was continuing with a large number of German and Czech emergency services.
The child disappeared on Sunday while playing in the forest on Cerchov Mountain.
The authorities have now issued a public search with a photo of the child.
According to the police, more than 800 emergency services from both countries have been involved in the search so far.
In addition, 40 search dogs, including several specially trained person search dogs, as well as police helicopters and drones are in use.
The forces of Bavarian fire brigades, the technical relief organization (THW) and the mountain rescue service also participated.
"It is difficult terrain, there is deep forest all around," said the Czech police spokeswoman Dana Ladmanova.
All available forces are on site, from riot police to firefighters.
Foresters and employees of the Bohemian Forest National Park (Sumava), who are familiar with the impassable and sometimes rocky terrain, also help in the search.
In the night of Tuesday, the helpers wanted to be out and about with all-terrain vehicles.
The parents from the Berlin area went hiking on the Cerchov mountain with their two children and a nephew on Sunday.
The summit, known in German as Schwarzkopf, is about two kilometers from the German-Czech border, roughly in the middle of a triangle made up of Waldmünchen, Furth im Wald and Domazlice.
According to the information, the children played and distanced themselves from their parents.
When they could no longer be found, the family notified the rescue workers.
While a son and nephew were found early Sunday evening, the eight-year-old daughter was missing.
On Monday morning, the temperatures in the densely forested area were around freezing point.
The police do not assume that there has been a crime, the child has probably lost his way.
The eight-year-old family is being looked after psychologically, said Dominic Stigler from the police headquarters in Regensburg.
Bavaria's Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) assured the family that the search would continue until the child was found.
"We're doing everything we can to find the eight-year-old as quickly as possible, day and night," he told the Bild newspaper.
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