Police update: Search for missing man at Cairns

Police are today continuing a search for a 67-year-old man reported missing from Cairns since Saturday, May 15.

Robert Patterson was last seen around 12.30pm in the vicinity of Portsmith. He was wearing a black and white, button up checked shirt and dark coloured jeans.

A land and air search commenced yesterday in bushland around the Portsmith area after an item of clothing, believed to be his, was found.

Concerns are held for his welfare, due to a medical condition. He may appear confused and disorientated, if approached.

The search continues today, with assistance from State Emergency Service volunteers and flood boats. Residents and business owners are asked to check their properties for any signs of Robert.

He is described as Aboriginal, of a slim build, around 175cm tall with black curly hair.

Anyone with information on Robert’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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