Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Search continues for missing man

POLICE continue to hold grave concerns for Mr Trevor Foster who was swept away in floodwaters from his property in Ouse around 8am on Monday. Rescue specialists, marine police and the Westpac rescue helicopter have been involved in the search.

"The weather in the area has improved significantly and the floodwater levels continue to recede," Inspector Matthew McCreadie said. "Police have located a hat, which they believe Mr Foster was wearing at the time he was swept away. DNA testing will be used to confirm that it is Mr Foster’s."

Inspector McCreadie is leading the search and rescue operation. He said it was now more than 60 hours since Mr Foster was last seen. "Our thoughts are with his family, friends and the local Ouse community at this difficult time,” he said.

Police will now focus on recovery efforts to locate Mr Foster’s body, which police hope will be assisted by the receding water levels. Police divers and ground search teams in the recovery efforts tomorrow (Thursday).

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