Tanaha Direen Wiki
Tanaha Direen Biography
Who is Tanaha Direen ?
A young mother of two who disappeared after leaving her home late at night in freezing conditions has been found alive.
Tanaha Jane Direen, 31, was found by search and rescue teams just before 11 a.m. Thursday at the Station Park Roadside stop on the main street of Kempton, a town about an hour north of Hobart in Tasmania.
She had disappeared from her house in the village on Wednesday night, but she was found just 400 meters from where the police had set up a base to search for her.
Ms. Direen was treated by paramedics before being transported to hospital as dozens of search and rescue workers in high-visibility gear cheered and hugged.
Police Sergeant Major Jason Klug said she had been found “breathing and somewhat sensitive.”
“We will continue to analyze the circumstances that led to this event,” Klug told reporters.
‘We would like to thank the members of the public and everyone who has been very helpful today, leading to this great result.’
Police had been ramping up their efforts to find the woman before wild weather, including rain and high winds, was forecast Thursday afternoon.
Direen left her house on foot around 9:00 p.m. m. Wednesday night.
Her concerned family contacted the police, who had several uniformed officers and 10 search-and-rescue personnel on watch at dawn.
They had also urged motorists along Midland Highway and those in the area to be on the lookout for the woman.
Overnight, police used thermal imaging drones to search public areas of Kempton overnight without success.
They had also been investigating whether the woman had used her phone or social media.
The small town has a population of around 400 and is situated in the lower pastoral area of Tasmania, about 40 km north-west of Hobart.
Locals thanked Kempton Police for their quick response and overnight efforts, but also expressed fear for the woman.
‘She Disappeared so late at night, I am very surprised that the police acted so quickly and used their technology too! It is a very small town, it is surprising that they have not found it,” wrote a local online.
“Thinking of her entire family, I hope she is found safe and at home with her loved ones,” said another concerned local on Facebook.
“I hope you are well Tanaha thinking of you and your family and hoping you are found safe beautiful,” wrote a friend.
Locals in the village of Kempton were also concerned about frigid nighttime temperatures in the area.
I hope they found her, it was a very cold night!
I hope you find her safe, it was cold in Kempton last night.
Temperatures dropped as much as two degrees overnight in the area.
As the town is situated between open pastures and hills on all sides, some had speculated that he could not have gone very far on foot alone.
The city is next to the Midland Highway, and otherwise has only one other paved highway leading out of the city to the southwest.
Monique Direen, a member of the family, had asked the locals to call the police,
‘Please, can you all keep an eye on Nay? If you see her, stay with her and call the police. No, if you see this, we love you and want you home,” she wrote.
Tanaha Direen Quick and Facts
- Tanaha Direen found safe and well in the Tasmanian village of Kempton
- She disappeared in her pyjamas sparking an overnight police search of the town
- Family and friends were concerned for her wellbeing after a frigid night
- Police thanked the public and search and rescue teams for their efforts