A search is underway on the Pieman River on Thursday for a woman believed to be missing in the area.
Sergeant Adam Spencer said the woman was last seen on Wednesday morning at Corinna, with the alarm raised late on Wednesday.
"She was last seen at about 10:00 am Wednesday on an inflatable blue & white 'stand up' paddle board on the Pieman River leaving Corinna heading east toward the Reece Dam," Sergeant Spencer said.
"She told a local man she intended to be back in the afternoon, however no one has ever seen her return, including campers at Corinna who watched her paddle off alone down the River."
He said the woman was described as aged in her thirties, medium build, about 5 foot 4 inches, ear length brown hair with fair skin. She was wearing what looked like blue wetsuit or tights and carrying a 'CamelBak' hydration back-pack.
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"It did not appear that she was prepared for anything more than a day trip, as she did not appear to be carrying any of equipment or stores necessary for an overnight stay," Sergeant Spencer said.
"Prior to police being called, searches of the Pieman River were conducted by a local vessel from about 6:30 pm right through until dark when it became difficult to navigate and search on the water."
Sergeant Spencer said it was also suspected the woman was driving a silver Subaru, two of which remained parked at Corinna.
He said one of these vehicles had been ruled out, however the remaining vehicle still had not been linked to the woman and the owner not located.
"Whilst we have already made significant inquiries, we have not yet received any reports from family or friends of a person missing on the Pieman River, so there is a possibility that this person has safely come off the river unnoticed and left Corinna. If that is the case, we are very eager to hear from her, or from anyone who may know the woman's identity," he said.
Senior Sergeant Spencer asked that any person with information should call 131 444.
"From daybreak, the Tasmania Police Westpac Rescue Helicopter will be searching the River from above. Police and civilian vessels will be in support searching below."