AS part of Missing Persons Week, NSW Police are appealing for public help to find a missing Culburra man, Gordon Andrews.
Mr Andrews is now 80-years-old and was last seen at a retirement home on Culburra Road, Culburra, about 3pm on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.
He was discovered missing after staff went to check on him when he failed to attend dinner.
Shoalhaven police, the Rural Fire Service, State Emergency Service and National Parks and Wildlife conducted searches of nearby bushland in the days following his disappearance without success.He was last seen near the local sewage treatment works around 4pm the day he went missing.
There are grave concerns for Mr Andrews’ welfare as he is easily disorientated. It was thought he might have tried to make his way to an address on Jerrara Road at Bungonia but that did not eventuate.
The Mr Andrews is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 173cm tall with grey/white hair and was last seen wearing a dark blue t-shirt, blue shorts and runners. Anyone with information about Gordon Andrews’ whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Missing Persons Week began Sunday and will run until this Saturday, August 3. NSW Police are profiling a missing person every day of the campaign.
Each year 35,000 people are reported missing in Australia – one person every 15 minutes. In NSW last year, 12 409 people were reported missing, of those 84 remain missing.
Over $210,000 in free advertising space for the Missing Persons Week poster has been donated by Outdoor Media Association (OMA).