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April 11, 2021

Search for man missing near Casino

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A search has resumed for a man reported missing in bushland south of Casino earlier this week.

Police from Richmond Local Area Command were contacted by a man on Tuesday, who reported his friend missing from the property on Seery Road, Kippenduff, about 55km south-west of Casino.

Nicholas Thurgood, 41, was last seen at the property about 4am and hadn’t been seen since.

A search was initiated of surrounding bushland and police and Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA) personnel were assisted by local land owners until shortly after 11pm, when the search was suspended.

About 9am yesterday (Wednesday), police returned to the scene and resumed searching, again assisted by the VRA, with the Lifesaver 4 helicopter conducting an aerial search of the Kippenduff area.

The search was again suspended overnight but resumed this morning involving local volunteers including VRA and SES personnel, Lifesaver 4, and local police.

Mr Thurgood is described as Caucasian, about 182 cm tall, thin build, brown eyes, and a shaved head. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and an orange-striped shirt.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Casino Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.


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