Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a man missing from the Lemon Tree Passage area, NSW Police say.
Edward King, aged 53, was last seen at a home on John Parade, Lemon Tree Passage, about 8.30am today.
Officers from Port Stephens Local Area Command were notified and have concerns for his welfare.
Police, with the assistance of the Dog Unit and State Emergency Service volunteers have searched the area surrounding Lemon Tree Passage; however, he has not been located.
Mr King is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 173cm tall, of slim build, with dark hair and recently cropped beard. He was last seen wearing shorts, thongs, a large hat, sunglasses and carrying a towel.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to come forward.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.