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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Police appeal for missing NSW camper in Bendoc

Victoria Police are appealing for public assistance as part of their search for missing NSW camper, Christopher Fowell, in Bendoc.

Police say the 54-year-old was last seen around a communal campfire at a camping ground on Playground Road, near the intersection of Plantation Track, Bendoc about 11am on Saturday and hasn’t been seen since.

Police and family hold concerns for Christopher’s welfare as he is not dressed for the extreme overnight weather conditions due to his personal belongings remaining at his campsite.

Christopher has plaster on his right arm and was last seen wearing shorts, no shoes and possibly a wind-breaker.

“Local police, Search and Rescue Squad and the Mounted Branch have been searching in the vicinity of Playgrounds Road and Old Bendoc-Bonang Road since Christopher went missing in the hope of finding him,” Victoria Police said in a statement.

“Officers have been assisted by Bush Search and Rescue Victoria, State Emergency Services, VicForests and the Game Management Authority.”

Investigators have re-released an image of Christopher in the hope someone recognises him and can provide information on his whereabouts.

He is described as being 175cm tall, medium build, and has brown hair in dreadlocks.

Anyone who sees Christopher is urged to contact Triple Zero (000).

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Bairnsdale Police Station on 5150 2600.

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