Rose Polge
Junior doctor Rose Polge has not been seen since 12 FebruaryDevon and Cornwall Police

A major search operation to find missing junior doctor, Rose Polge is underway, with police, coastguards and volunteers participating in the efforts. Polge, 25, from Torquay has not been seen since the evening of 12 February and police have described her disappearance as "totally out of character".

Polge works at Torbay Hospital in Torquay, Devon, southwest England. Her car was found at a car park near Anstey's Cove.

"We have had a variety of units working very hard in the area, including specialist units, dog units, the police helicopter, coastguard rescue teams, and the coastguard helicopter has been twice," said PC Pete Giesens of Devon and Cornwall police. "We are very concerned for her welfare and her disappearance is out of character," he added.

Over 100 people have participated in the search efforts, including her boyfriend and family. Coastguard helicopters, lifeboats and multiple search and rescue teams have been also been involved in the operation. Conditions for the search and rescue efforts have been challenging, with strong winds and rough seas.

"We are aware that one of our junior doctors is missing. Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones at this very distressing time," said Martin Ringrose, on-call director at Toray Hospital. "We will do whatever we can to support the authorities investigating her disappearance and searching for her, as well as providing support to her colleagues, who are anxious for her wellbeing."

A police spokesperson said: "We are searching for a missing person and we are extremely concerned for her welfare. The conditions have been rough since she was reported missing. We are working with the Coastguard and other agencies."

Polge plays hockey for Torbay Ladies and graduated from the University of Southampton last year.