THE search for Madeleine McCann clues at a reservoir could end today after cops were told to stand down.
It signals a likely end to the operation after three days of digging on the shores of the secluded lake 31 miles from Praia da Luz, Portugal.
Cops have spent three days searching the reservoir on the Algarve[/caption]
Madeleine McCann went missing in May 2007[/caption]
Insiders said police officers were told they will no longer be need after this afternoon.
A well-placed police source said: “The GNR has received instructions to stand down at 4pm local time.”
The GNR is one of two local forces involved in the search alongside bandana-clad German officers probing the prime suspect, Christian B.
He used to stay at the lake around the time Madeleine vanished in 2007 and called it his “little paradise”.
Police have been spotted removing what appeared to be large brown evidence bags from the search site at Arade dam.
However they have not revealed any information about what was found.
German cops requested the new search – the first at the dam for 15 years – after a “credible” tip-off.