Appeal to locate man missing from Carabost

Monday, 24 October 2022 09:49:20 AM

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly man missing from the state’s Riverina region.

The 71-year-old was last seen at his home on Coppabella Road, Carabost, about 3pm yesterday (Sunday 23 October 2022).

When a neighbour went to visit at 6pm and the man could not be found, officers attached to Riverina Police District were notified and commenced inquiries to locate him.

The search involves police, State Emergency Service, Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance, with the search suspended about 2.30am today (Monday 24 October 2022).

The search recommenced today at first light.

Police hold concerns for the man’s welfare due to his age and mobility issues.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 180cm tall, of medium build, and has black hair and brown eyes. He also has a tattoo on his left arm.

The man uses a wheelchair, but often uses an all-terrain vehicle on his farm, which was located on Carabost Hall Road.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact police.

Anyone with information about this incident 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.