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Search continues for missing North Conway girl, 15

  • New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officer Kevin Bronson hikes through the woods searching for 14-year-old Abigail Hernandez, of North Conway, N.H., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Hernandez was last seen Wednesday afternoon leaving school. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officer Kevin Bronson hikes through the woods searching for 14-year-old Abigail Hernandez, of North Conway, N.H., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Hernandez was last seen Wednesday afternoon leaving school. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

  • New Hampshire Fish and Game personnel and volunteers get ready to head back into the woods to search for 14-year-old Abigail Hernandez, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in North Conway, N.H. Hernandez was last seen Wednesday afternoon leaving school. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    New Hampshire Fish and Game personnel and volunteers get ready to head back into the woods to search for 14-year-old Abigail Hernandez, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in North Conway, N.H. Hernandez was last seen Wednesday afternoon leaving school. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

  • New Hampshire Fish and Game personnel and volunteers take a break after searching the woods for 14-year-old Abigail Hernandez, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in North Conway, N.H. Hernandez was last seen Wednesday afternoon leaving school. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    New Hampshire Fish and Game personnel and volunteers take a break after searching the woods for 14-year-old Abigail Hernandez, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in North Conway, N.H. Hernandez was last seen Wednesday afternoon leaving school. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

  • New Hampshire Fish and Game personnel and volunteers get ready to head back into the woods to search for 14-year-old Abigail Hernandez, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in North Conway, N.H. Hernandez was last seen Wednesday afternoon leaving school. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    New Hampshire Fish and Game personnel and volunteers get ready to head back into the woods to search for 14-year-old Abigail Hernandez, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in North Conway, N.H. Hernandez was last seen Wednesday afternoon leaving school. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

  • New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officer Kevin Bronson hikes through the woods searching for 14-year-old Abigail Hernandez, of North Conway, N.H., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Hernandez was last seen Wednesday afternoon leaving school. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
  • New Hampshire Fish and Game personnel and volunteers get ready to head back into the woods to search for 14-year-old Abigail Hernandez, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in North Conway, N.H. Hernandez was last seen Wednesday afternoon leaving school. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
  • New Hampshire Fish and Game personnel and volunteers take a break after searching the woods for 14-year-old Abigail Hernandez, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in North Conway, N.H. Hernandez was last seen Wednesday afternoon leaving school. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
  • New Hampshire Fish and Game personnel and volunteers get ready to head back into the woods to search for 14-year-old Abigail Hernandez, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in North Conway, N.H. Hernandez was last seen Wednesday afternoon leaving school. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

As the search for a missing North Conway girl continues, about 50 local, state and federal authorities and volunteers are combing the areas near the route she walked from school to home before vanishing earlier this week.

The police said 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez left Kennett High School about 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, and they believe she made it home. But when her mother arrived home, the girl was gone.

At a news conference yesterday, Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said there’s nothing suspicious so far and that the large law enforcement presence has just one goal.

“We’re here for one reason: To do what we can to find Abby,” Young said.

Abigail’s 15th birthday is today.

About 15 New Hampshire Fish & Game officers are involved, and they used a boat to search a nearby pond yesterday as a precaution.

On land, teams fanned out in lines, carefully searching the area at the southeast corner of the White Mountains.

The search began at the girl’s house, where Young said the family has been extremely cooperative. The search so far is focused on the areas surrounding the path Abigail took from school to home. Investigators are also combing through social media sites and phone records looking for details.

The FBI has enlisted the help of its Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team and has agents from as far away as Virginia assisting in the search. They are seeking information at the 1-800-CALL-FBI tip line as well as tips.fbi.gov if anyone has information about Abigail.

Abigail is 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 118 pounds and has brown hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing black stretch pants, tall brown boots and a light-colored sweater with a yellow pattern and flecks.

Prayers go out to the family of this young lady.....please find her safe

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