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  • 15 June 2014, 13:27

Rucksack Found In Search For Missing Tourists

A rucksack belonging to two female tourists who went missing in Panama more than two months ago has been found.

It contained items including mobile phones, glasses and bras and was discovered in a river in the north east of the country near the Costa Rica border.

Up until now, nothing had been found in the search for the Dutch pair, Lisanna Froon, 22, and 21-year-old Kris Kremers.

They reportedly disappeared in Boquete, Chiriqui province, on April 1 after setting out on a hike.

The highlands area, 260 miles west of the capital Panama City, is popular with foreign tourists and American retirees.

Authorities as well as a Dutch rescue team have been checking footpaths and hills in the search for the pair, who were in the country to study Spanish.

Three helicopters and dozens of searchers with sniffer dogs have taken part in the hunt.

While it continues, the police are also thought to be conducting a separate investigation into possible foul play.

The two women were reported missing on April 2 by a tourist guide who went to look for them at the house where they were staying.

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