Search underway for man missing in the Hunter region

Thursday, 11 May 2023 01:30:30 PM

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A land search is underway in the Hunter region as police continue to search for a missing man.

John Simpson, aged 42, was last seen at an address on Great North Road, Laguna, on Wednesday 12 April 2023.

When he could not be located or contacted, officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District were notified and commenced inquiries into his whereabouts.

Police and family hold serious concerns for his welfare as his disappearance is out of character.

Officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District have made a public appeal for information and today (Thursday 11 May 2023) commenced a land and water search for the man in the Laguna area.

Local police are being assisted by officers from Police Rescue, Operational Support Group, police divers from the Marine Area Command, and police trail bike officers.

John is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 180cm tall, with medium build, brown hair and a grey beard.

Anyone with information into his whereabouts is urged to call police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about John’s whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.