Man and three children found after going missing following argument

UPDATE: A man who fled his home with three children after an argument with his partner overnight has been found.

The 42-year-old man left his home on Beach Road, Batemans Bay, with his 13-year-old son, as well as a 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy who are friends of the family around 7pm yesterday.

They had not been seen or heard from since leaving the home, sparking a major search involving police from Far South Coast Local Area Command, Marine Area Command, PolAir, and Marine Rescue.


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The group were located on a small yacht this morning and are currently being brought back to shore.

EARLIER: A search is underway for a man and three children who were believed to have been on a small boat on the Clyde River at Batemans Bay.

About 7pm yesterday Monday 14 December, a 42-year-old man left his home on Beach Road, Batemans Bay, with his 13-year-old son, as well as a 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy who are friends of the family.

The man had just been involved in a domestic argument with his partner.

Police are not certain where the man and the children went, however have received information that he may have taken a small boat from a mariner and headed to a number of possible locations on the Clyde River.

They have not been seen or heard from since leaving the home and police have concerns for their welfare.

A search is being co-ordinated involving police from Far South Coast Local Area Command, Marine Area Command, PolAir, and Marine Rescue.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact police immediately.

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