UPDATE @ 3.30pm: A Victorian woman who sparked a frantic search after her backpack was found abandoned on a Gold Coast beach has been found.
Police say the 40-year-old was located safe and well on Monday afternoon.
EARLIER @ 12.30pm: Police are appealing for help to find a Victorian woman whose gone missing on the Gold Coast.
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A backpack belonging to the 40-year-old was found on the sand at Kurrawa Beach just after 6.15am this morning.
Police conducted a major search of the beach and water, however the missing woman was nowhere to be found.
Members of the public have since come forward, telling police that they have seen a woman matching the description walking off from the area overnight.
Anyone who might see the missing woman or knows of her whereabouts is also asked to please contact police immediately.
Concerns are being held for her welfare.