Police searching Tweed River for missing man

POLICE and SES volunteers are today searching the Tweed River for a man who may have fallen in overnight.

A witness raised the alarm with police around 10pm on Monday after seeing a man walking along the riverbank, before hearing a splash. He could no longer see the man.

Police say the witness got a torch and looked for the man before calling emergency services.


The search continued for some hours however was suspended until this morning, when it resumed involving the Queensland Police’s PolAir helicopter, SES volunteers, local NSW police and the police launch.

The missing man has been described as being aged 60 to 70 years, of Causcasian appearance, with a thin build, balding with a thick bushy grey-brown beard. At the time he was wearing a white t-shirt, grey trackpants and joggers.

There have been no reports of anyone missing matching this description. Police have been told the man’s name may be “John” and are asking anyone who may know who this person is to contact Tweed Heads Police.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.