Urgent appeal – Missing 87-year-old man at Maroochydore

Robert Bygott, 87, left a Wharf Street, Maroochydore residence at 5.15pm yesterday (Thursday, January 16) to go for a walk with police called when he failed to return.

Police and family hold concern for Robert- who has dementia, decreased vision and walks with a walking frame- and are appealing for people in the local area to check their properties, yards and sheds.

Police and family conducted searches in the local areas throughout the night without any sightings of Robert.

He is described as Caucasian, with a thin frail build, approximately 164cms tall with short grey hair and brown eyes.

Robert was last seen wearing a black short sleeved shirt, grey shorts, blue shoes and using his walking frame.

Anyone who has seen Robert or has any information which could assist police is asked to immediately contact police.

Local police will be conducting searches of walkways, parklands, river and beach walks within close proximity to where Robert was last seen.

Map of the general area – Wharf St, Maroochydore.

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 crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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