Search continues for missing man at Oberon

Police have continued their search for missing man Sevak Simonian in the Kanangara Boyd National Park today, Wednesday 29 October 2014.

Unfortunately he was not located and there have been no sightings of him since he left his Belrose home last Monday (20 October, 2014).

The search will re-commence tomorrow morning about 9am (Thursday 30 October 2014), which is expected to include local police, SES, RFS, Ambulance personnel and other volunteers.

Police investigating Mr Simonian’s disappearance are still appealing for anyone with information about his whereabouts or last known movements to come forward.

Meanwhile police have concerns for the welfare of anyone planning to conduct their own searches for Mr Simonian.

“I know this is an emotional time and people want to do everything they can to find Sevak, however, I have serious concerns for the welfare and safety of community members who are planning to come to the area and conduct their own searches.” said Insp Wall of Chifley Local Area Command.

“The area where the search is being conducted is considered very difficult terrain. We conduct searches with expertly trained and qualified officers who are prepared with a full range of survival equipment.

Any volunteers who wish to assist should be willing to declare their previous bushwalking experience to police. Volunteers should be very experienced bushwalkers only and must supply their own equipment.

Any assisting volunteer will be tasked to search with an experienced searcher, who will be allocated by the search coordinator. Due to the very difficult terrain, all volunteers must have a very high level of fitness.

Any person who is intending to assist should come to the Kanangara Wall Road car park at the Kanangara National Park prior to midday on any day they attend.

They should firstly report to the search coordinator on site prior to undertaking any searching.

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