Body located at Primrose Sands

Sadly, police and emergency services have this morning located the body of a man at Primrose Sands, believed to be missing 77 year old man Robert Lucas.

The man’s body was located in scrub just off Primrose Sands Road by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew about 10.30am. There are no suspicious circumstances.

The body was discovered following a major land and air search involving Tasmania Fire Service and State Emergency Service volunteers assisting Tasmania Police search and rescue teams in the Primrose Sands and Carlton Bluff area.

Mr Lucas was last seen on Tuesday and failed to turn up to a medical appointment on Wednesday.

“Our thoughts are with Mr Lucas’ family and loved ones at this difficult time,” Inspector Peter Harriss said.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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