On a bridge close to where Nicola Bulley was last seen, ribbons with messages of hope have been tied.
The 45-year-old went missing on January 27 in St. Michael’s on Wyre, Lancashire, after a riverside dog walk.
A footbridge spanning the River Wyre has been adorned with messages from friends and family, including “We need you home, Nicola,” and a large poster bearing her image has been attached to the railings.
The police continue to search the water in the direction of Morecambe Bay.
Lancashire Police continue to investigate the possibility that Ms. Bulley fell into the river during her walk after dropping off her six- and nine-year-old daughters at school that morning.
Specialists and divers from HM Coastguard, mountain rescue, and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, as well as sniffer dogs, drones, and police helicopters, have assisted in the search.
Paul Ansell, Ms. Bulley’s partner, is “100% convinced” that she did not fall into the water.
He stated that he wanted to consider “all possibilities” regarding her disappearance, but his “gut instinct” told him that she was not in the river.
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As the search for the mortgage consultant from Inskip entered its seventeenth day, police stated they were keeping an open mind.
The Lancashire force had previously ruled out the involvement of a third party, but on Friday it stated that it was “continuing to examine all potential scenarios to eliminate them.”
Other notes tied near the location where Ms. Bulley was last seen state that she is loved and that people are “praying for your safe return.”