UPDATE @ 8.30AM | An elderly man reported missing from Merrimac overnight has been found safe and well.
EARLIER @ 5.00AM | RESIDENTS in Merrimac are being urged to keep an eye out for an elderly man who could be missing in the area.
The 79-year-old was last seen at an address on Petherbridge Avenue at 4pm on Tuesday.
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Queensland Police said he has not made contact with family or friends since and they are concerned for his welfare as he suffers from a medical condition.
Officers are conducting a major search in the area in a bid to find Mr Parkes.
“His exact whereabouts are unknown, however, he is believed to be on foot in the local area,” Queensland Police said in a statement.
“Residents in the area are asked to check their yards for Gerald.”
*Note: identification details have now been removed from this article.
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