Dive teams, drone search for missing Astoria woman

ASTORIA, Ore. — Surveillance videos show a missing Astoria woman walking onto a pier but not returning to shore, according to law enforcement officials.

Maya Sanders, 29, was reported missing by her mother at around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

On Wednesday, citizens provided surveillance videos that placed her in the North Tongue Point industrial area about 3 p.m. Monday. She was alone, according to Deputy Police Chief Eric Halverson.

A search dog picked up her scent and followed it to the end of a pier.

“Based on this information there is a strong probability that she went into the water,” said  Halverson.

A drone with heat-seeking ability did not find anything unusual.

The Clatsop County Search and Rescue dive team searched for her late Wednesday afternoon with no results. They were expected to return Thursday with sonar equipment.

“We want to be open to all possibilities and ensure we’ve done all we can to locate Maya, Halvorson said.

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