Search underway for missing 81yo Esk man

Police are coordinating a land and air search for 81-year-old Bruce Smith who wandered away from his Esk home this afternoon (Thursday, November 21).

The search, involving police and SES personnel, is centred around Esk Hampton Road, where Mr Smith as last seen at around 1pm.

Air support for the search is being provided by Polair.

Police hold serious concerns for Mr Smith’s safety and wellbeing as he has several medical conditions, as well as partial blindness and some memory impairment.

He is described a Caucasian, approximately 170cms tall with a solid build, fair complexion and short grey hair.

He was last seen wearing a cream Akubra hat, a red polo shirt, green khaki shorts and work boots.

Police are urging the local community to check their properties, yards and sheds.

Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Mr Smith is urged to immediately contact police (details below).

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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