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Corrie McKeague: Missing airman's dad visits landfill site as search continues

Corrie was last seen in Bury St Edmunds last September Credit: Find Corrie Facebook page

The father of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague has made a second emotional visit to a landfill site in Cambridgeshire, as the search for his son continues.

Martin McKeague and his wife Trisha travelled to the site in Milton near Cambridge, where specialist officers are combing through 8,000 of tonnes of waste.

Yesterday, Martin McKeague posted a message on his Facebook page and said it had been an emotional day.

I'm humbled by their efforts, and the words to describe how indebted we are to these people escape me. It was a very emotional day for us and it's not getting any easier.

I can't believe the incredible progress this team has made from last week to this week.

– Martin McKeague, Corrie's father
Corrie's father says he is humbled by the police efforts Credit: ITV News Anglia

Corrie was last seen in the early hours of the 24 September in Bury St Edmunds.

He was last seen going into a loading bay, known as the "Horseshoe", which contains waste bins.

Suffolk Police said a bin lorry where the 23-year-old's phone was last tracked, weighed more than originally thought.

Corrie told at least one person he planned to walk home to his base at RAF Honington. Credit: Facebook

Mr McKeague also praised the work of Suffolk police following his visit to the site.

He said: "The way in which the Suffolk police have conducted this investigation, and the order in which they prioritised their searches, has and continues to be logical and professional."

"Thanks again for standing by us and helping bring Corrie home together."

The five-figure reward posted by the McKeague family in Scotland in December will remain until the Corrie is found.

The search of the site could take up to ten weeks. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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