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Search for missing man in Tweed Heads called off

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Police and volunteers have abandoned their 24-hour search for a man who may have fallen into the Tweed River at Tweed Heads on Monday night.

Police were alerted about 10pm on Monday after a witness saw a man walking along the riverbank at the northern end of Ebenezer Park on Keith Compton Drive.

The witness reported hearing a splash and used a torch to look for the man before calling emergency services.

A search involving local police and SES volunteers continued for some hours before being suspended.

It resumed again yesterday morning, with Queensland Police’s PolAir helicopter, SES volunteers, local NSW police and the police launch all searching the area without sighting the missing man.

There still have been no reports of anyone missing in the area.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged between 60 and 70, with a thin build, balding and with a thick bushy grey-brown beard.

At the time he was wearing a white t-shirt, grey track pants and joggers.

Police have been told the man’s name may be ‘John’ and are asking anyone who may know who he is to contact Tweed Heads police, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.


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