Desperate hunt for missing pointer Rio who was last seen at Winterton

PUBLISHED: 07:34 10 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:26 10 May 2018

Rio was last seen by the dunes at Winterton.
Picture supplied by Carolann Heaps

Rio was last seen by the dunes at Winterton. Picture supplied by Carolann Heaps


The owners of a missing dog which was last seen by the beach at Winterton nearly two months ago have issued a desperate plea for information about a couple who may have him.

Rio, a pointer, went missing on March 18 leading to a search involving a drone and plane flying overhead, two volunteer searches and the involvement of Dog Lost website.

His owners are French and were on holiday at the time.

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The latest development has seen a report made on May 6 that a woman from Norwich phoned to say she was sure she had seen Rio in a white Volvo V50 Estate with a couple and child at Sea Palling.

Despite intensive coverage on social media the couple have not been identified.

Lyn Lutner, owner of Rio, said: “We live everyday hoping there might be some good news, and then another day passes and nothing.” Anyone with information can call 01692 651771 or 0776 6665684.

For more information on Rio at Dog Lost visit

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