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Search for missing schoolgirl April Jones continues in rural Wales

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Members of a mountain rescue team search the River Dyfi as the hunt for missing April Jones continues on Oct. 4 in Machynlleth, Wales.

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Police forensic officers enter Mark Bridger's house in Esgairgeiliog, Mid Wales on Oct. 4. Police continued to question Bridger about the disappearance of five-year-old April Jones, who went missing from her home town of Machynlleth, on Monday.

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Missing five-year-old girl April Jones.

The search for a missing five-year-old girl in a rural area of Wales was stepped up on Thursday, three days after she went missing. Jones was last seen getting into a vehicle on Monday near her home in the rural market town of Machynlleth.

Police have arrested 46-year-old Mark Bridger in connection with her disappearance.

Rescuers appealed for volunteers with "good local knowledge" to search 32 villages around the town as it emerged that the missing girl needs regular medication for cerebral palsy.

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Volunteer Kirsty Kelly helps to search for missing schoolgirl April Jones, near Aberangell, Mid Wales on Oct. 4.