NSW police search for escapee in state’s south.

Police are appealing for information after a man escaped while he was under guard in the state’s south today, NSW Police say.

Just before 2pm today, Harold Brown, aged 35, was under guard at a hospital in the Shoalhaven when he escaped custody.

Police have been told the man left the location on foot.

Officers from Shoalhaven Local Area Command immediately commenced a search of the surrounding area, with the later assistance of the PolAir and the Dog Unit.

Police have advised the public not to approach Mr Brown but instead to contact Triple Zero (000) immediately.

He is described as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in appearance, 170-175cm tall with a medium build and black hair. He was last seen wearing underwear or green shorts and no shirt.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have information about the man to contact Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stopers.

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