Missing man; assistance sought
Release Date: Friday, September 28 2012, 07:33 AM
ACT Policing is searching for an 81-year-old man who went bushwalking yesterday morning (Thursday, September 27).
The 81-year-old Pearce man was reported missing yesterday evening after he left a note for his family to say he would be back from his walk at lunchtime.
The car the man was driving, a red Subaru Impreza, was located at Yankee Hat car park in Namadgi National Park.
The missing man is of Caucasian appearance, 178cm (5’10”) tall with a thin build and receding grey hair. It is not known what the man was wearing.
The man suffers from a number of medical conditions and is believed to have no medication in his possession.
ACT Policing’s Specialist Response Group has been deployed to search for the man. The Southcare helicopter has also be deployed to assist in the search.
Police would urge anyone who may have seen a man walking alone in the Namadgi National Park, particularly around the Yankee Hat area yesterday (September 27) to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.
UPDATE: Missing man, David Banks, has been found safe and well.