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Man missing near NSW/South Australia border located safe and well

Sunday, 14 November 2021 05:48:45 PM

A man missing near the border of NSW and South Australia has been located safe and well this afternoon.

The 75-year-old man left a home in Broken Hill about 1.30pm last Tuesday (9 November 2021) and was last seen driving a white Ford utility south on Wentworth Road, heading towards Wentworth.

Officers attached to Barrier Police District were notified of his disappearance on Thursday (11 November 2021), and have been conducting extensive searches of roadways between Broken Hill and South Australia.

Emergency services were called to a Broken Hill property about 2pm today (Sunday 14 November 2021), after the owner located the missing man with his vehicle bogged to the axles, about three kilometres off the Barrier Highway.

Police and paramedics attended the property, and the man was assessed before being taken into the care of family.

Police would like to thank the media and the community for their assistance.