Women missing for 10 days in Outback
A SEARCH and rescue operation is underway for a group of people who have been missing in Central Australia for 10 days.
The daughter of one of those missing put out a plea on Facebook on Tuesday night, saying relatives of the group have not heard from them since Monday, November 18.
Police were alerted to the missing trio on Saturday November 23.
Police began an aerial search of Stuarts Well and Owen Springs on Tuesday.
They were expected to go for an afternoon trek somewhere just outside of Alice Springs.
Alice Springs locals Claire Hockridge, 46, and Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52, were travelling together in a white Mitsubishi Triton 4WD crewmen with SA number plates.
They were also travelling with a South Australian man named Phu Tran, 40, who is also reported as missing.
The group was also travelling with a white marked American staffy called Raya.
A spokeswoman said police held concerns for the group as it was unusual for them not to be in contact with family members.
Cops encourage anyone who may have information which may assist with investigations to contact them.