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14/02/2016 21:11 GMT | Updated 14/02/2016 21:59 GMT

Missing Junior Doctor Rose Polge: Devon Police And Coastguard In Major Search

A major search operation has been launched for a junior doctor who has gone missing.

Dr Rose Polge, 25, who works at Torbay Hospital in Torquay, Devon, has not been seen since Friday, The Press Association reported.

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Rose Polge hasn't been seen since Friday

Police and coastguard have been searching for Dr Polge after her car was discovered in a car park near Ansteys Cove.

A team of 50 police officers, 30 coastguards and 20 Dartmoor search and rescue volunteers have been searching for Rose, The Metro reported.

PC Pete Giesens of Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "We have had a variety of units working very hard in the area, including specialist units, dog units, the police helicopter, coastguard rescue teams and the coastguard helicopter has been twice.

"At this stage the police search is going to carry on indefinitely."

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Ansteys Cover, near where Polge's car was found

Colleagues from the hospital have also taken part in the search for Rose following her disappearance.

Martin Ringrose, interim director of human resources at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, said: "We are aware that one of our junior doctors is missing.

"Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones at this very distressing time.

"We will do whatever we can to support the authorities investigating her disappearance and searching for her, as well as providing support to her colleagues, who are anxious for her wellbeing."

Polge also plays hockey for Torbay Ladies Second XI team.

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