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Fish & Game searching for missing woman

September 08, 2010
WATERVILLE VALLEY — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has launched a full-scale search for an elderly woman who has been missing since leaving her home for a walk Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 7). Beth Upton, age 85, of 96 Boulder Path in Waterville Valley, N.H., went out for a walk at about 3 p.m., a typical activity for her. She has not been seen or heard from since. Her husband, Frederick Upton, reported her missing later that afternoon when she had not returned.

Searchers began looking for Upton Tuesday evening (September 7, 2010), with Fish and Game Conservation Officers, Waterville Valley Public Safety personnel, New England K-9 Search and Rescue teams, and Upper Valley Search and Rescue teams deployed. Searches continued through the night, systematically covering a grid three-quarters of a mile around the residence.

Today (September 8, 2010), the search was expanded into a full-scale operation involving nearly 50 search personnel conducting line searches throughout the area. 

Upton is described as having short gray hair and a slight build; she is 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. Flyers with her photograph have been distributed in the area. A photograph of Upton is available at http://www.wildnh.com/Newsroom/News_2010/News_2010_Q3/SR_missing_woman_090810.html.

Anyone who may have seen Beth Upton is asked to call the Waterville Valley Police at 603-236-8809 or N.H. Fish and Game Dispatch at 603-271-3361.

No further information is available at this time. Updates will be posted on the Fish and Game website as they become available.

Martin Lord Osman
Brewster Academy
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