Video footage shows a missing Svensen woman on a pier at North Tongue Point on Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators reviewed footage from several cameras and found that Maya Sanders, 29, was alone. Footage showed that she entered the pier walking north out of the camera frame.

Sanders is not seen returning to shore on the video. A search and rescue dog also tracked Sanders to the same location where she was last seen on video.

“Based on this information there is a strong probability that she went into the water,”Astoria Deputy Police Chief Eric Halverson said in a statement.

Clatsop County Search and Rescue’s dive team did a dive in the area but was unable to locate her.

The dive team will continue conducting sonar searches on the water.

“We want to be open to all possibilities and ensure we’ve done all we can to locate Maya. Please keep Maya’s family and friends in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time,” Halverson said.

Sanders was reported missing around the Astoria Riverwalk on Tuesday.

Her clothing and other items were spotted at the end of Sixth Street, near Comfort Suites and by the train tracks near Tongue Point.

Brenna Visser is a reporter for the Cannon Beach Gazette, Seaside Signal and The Daily Astorian. Contact her at 971-320-4558 or

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