Police are renewing their appeal for information in the search for a missing Belrose man on the first anniversary of his disappearance.
Sevak Simonian, aged 21, was reported missing on the night of Thursday 23 October 2014.
He was last seen when he left his Belrose home the previous Monday (20 October 2014). His car was found in the Kanangara Walls Road car park on Friday 24 October 2014.
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Police from Chifley Local Area Command and Police Rescue commenced a wide-scale search in the Kanangara Boyd National Park near Oberon.
Mr Simonian has previously gone on bushwalks alone in the same National Park.
The operation involved local police and specialist police from the Rescue Squad, Dog Unit, and Police airwing, PolAir, as well as personnel from National Parks and Wildlife Service (NP&WS), NSW Ambulance Paramedics and volunteers from the State Emergency Service (SES), Rural Fire Service (RFS), Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA), and the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad.
A NP&WS helicopter was also utilised along with specialist vertical rescue teams to search canyons, waterfalls and steep ridges within a three kilometre radius of the car park where Mr Simonian’s vehicle was located. The Westpac Rescue helicopter also provided assistance.
After 18 days, police spoke with Mr Simonian’s family and made the decision to suspend the search, pending further information.
Northern Beaches Detectives investigating his disappearance, under Strike Force Antare, are still appealing for anyone with information about his whereabouts or last known movements to come forward.
Mr Simonian is described as being about 180cm tall, with a thin build, olive skin, short black curly hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Manly Police or Crime Stoppers.