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Search and Rescue Unit looking for South Coast woman who disappeared while walking her dog



Rescuers are searching for a missing South Coast woman who was last seen on Monday while walking her dog.

According to Fairhaven Police Chief Michael Myers, who has activated the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Search and Rescue Unit, states that 43-year-old Anapaula Huggins, was last seen on video surveillance at approximately 7:30 a.m. in the area of Pope Beach on Manhattan Avenue. She was reported missing at approximately 11:30 a.m.

According to family members, she left her Raymond Street residence this morning with her dog. The dog was found by Fairhaven Animal Control at approximately 9:30 a.m., with no sign of Huggins.

Huggins is approximately 5 feet-8 inches tall, with black hair. She is wearing black pants, a maroon jacket, and no shoes.

First responders are currently searching the shoreline from the land and the water, and are using assets from the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Search and Rescue Team, a Drone Unit, K-9 units from multiple agencies, Harbormasters, and the Fairhaven Police and Fire Departments.

Anyone who locates Huggins or believes they may have information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Fairhaven Police Department at 508-997-7421.

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