Dunedin police are appealing to residents to check their properties for any sign of a missing 63-year-old man they have serious concerns for.
Source: 1 NEWS
Gordon Mclean was last seen leaving Wakari Hospital on Taieri Road about 3pm yesterday.
Mr Mclean is considered very frail and police have serious concerns for his welfare, particularly that he may have fallen, Sergeant Richard Panting said this afternoon.
Police are asking residents to check their properties thoroughly, particularly in the Halfway Bush area, and to check sheds and outbuildings in case Mr Mclean has taken shelter.
Approximately 50 LandSAR volunteers and police are searching Wakari, Helensburgh , Halfway Bush and Kaikorai valley, but unfortunately have not located anything to suggest where Mr Mclean may be, Sergeant Panting said.
Police have released a photo showing Mr Mclean in the outfit he was wearing when he was last seen - dark-coloured polar fleece and trousers, a red polo shirt, brown slippers and a black puffer sleeveless jacket.
He is approximately 152cm tall, of very thin build, and considered frail.
Any sightings should be reported to police immediately.