Search for elderly man missing from The Range scaled back

May 26, 2023 9:05 am in by

The search for 80-year-old Peter Roach is being wound back, after extensive search operations have failed to locate him.

He was last seen on Canning Street at The Range, on Sunday afternoon and has not been seen or heard from since.

Over the past five days, police have coordinated extensive search and rescue operations throughout the southside of Rockhampton, including the Fitzroy River, with assistance from SES volunteers, flood boats and the Rescue 300 helicopter.

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Other search methods including residential door knocks have also been undertaken, however, all efforts have failed to locate Peter.

Police have been in constant contact with Peter’s family who have asked for privacy during this difficult time and have expressed appreciation for the many SES volunteers and emergency services involved in the search.

Rockhampton residents and members of the public are encouraged to thoroughly check their properties for Peter, and to report any potential sightings to police.

Peter, pictured, is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 175cm tall, with a slim build, brown eyes, and dark-grey hair.

He was last seen wearing a grey jumper with long blue pants, a maroon shirt, and brown shoes.

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Peter has a medical condition which may cause him to be disoriented.


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