Superintendent Ian John, of Dyfed Powys Police, has confirmed the high numbers of police searching for April Jones will remain over the weekend. He said searching will move away from the town of Machynlleth and spread to surrounding areas.
They are covering 60 square kilometres of ground and using Coastguard, RAF and specialist police units.
Supt John went on to say April Jones' parents have been incredibly brave. They visited the police base yesterday to thank staff and the community. He added that he wasn't surprised they visited his teams and they were coping as well as you would expect.
The search, he said, is constantly under review but right now it remains as intense as it has been all week. Because of this, he is certain they will find April at some point.