Drones, bloodhounds and an airboat were used in the search for a missing 9-year-old girl who had been camping with her family in upstate New York, officials said Sunday.
Charlotte Sena was last seen riding a bicycle Saturday night in Moreau Lake State Park, about 35 miles (60 kilometers) north of Albany, and police said it was possible she had been kidnapped.
She had been riding her bike around a circuit in the bucolic park with other children when she decided to go for a ride alone. Her parents became alarmed when the fourth-grader did not return after 15 minutes, Gov. Kathy Hochul said at a briefing Sunday.
The girl's mother called 911 after her bike was found around 6:45 p.m. Saturday.
Authorities issued an Amber Alert Sunday morning after an extensive search because “it was very possible that a kidnapping had occurred,” said state police Lt. Col. Richard Mazzone. The alert describes her as a white girl with blonde hair and green eyes, approximately 4 feet 6 inches tall (1.37 meters).
Among the more than 100 searchers on Sunday were police, rangers and civilians.
“We will leave no stone, branch, table or hut unturned, untouched, unexamined in our quest to find Charlotte,” said Hochul, who described her as a “cheerful” girl who was recently elected class officer to the student council. . .
The girl, a resident of nearby Greenfield, was last seen wearing an orange Pokémon t-shirt, dark blue pants, black Crocs and a gray bicycle helmet.