Search and rescue teams will scour the Ashley River area today in the hunt for missing Canterbury woman Emma Beattie who has been missing from Rangiora since Friday.

The 20-year-old was last seen at her home in Fernside about 11pm, however police believe she may have been in the Ashley River area yesterday.

She hasn't been in contact with friends or family since.

Canterbury LandSAR teams are currently searching for her in areas of interest.

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"We know there were lots of people in the Ashley River yesterday, and we urge anyone who may have seen her to contact police immediately, as there are concerns for her wellbeing," a police media release read.

Emma has long blonde hair, and is believed to be wearing orange and black Nike shoes. She may also be carrying a small brown drawstring rucksack with cream-coloured rope straps.

If you have any information that could help Police locate her please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, and quote the file number 171202/9451.