Search continues for pair missing from Pottsville

An air and ground search continues for a father and daughter missing south of the Queensland – New South Wales border.

Greg Hutchings had been due to meet his ex partner to hand back their four-year-old daughter Eeva Dorendahl at Pottsville on the weekend.

While he was spotted on Pottsville Road at about 12.30pm (AEDT) on Saturday, he failed to meet with Eeva’s mother.


Officers attached to Tweed Byron Local Area Command launched an investigation.

The search for the pair continues today and also involves NSW Police Marine Area Command, with the assistance of Surf Life Saving NSW, SES and Queensland PolAir.

Searchers will focus on beach areas between Pottsville and Kingscliff.

It is understood they do not have access to a car and police and family hold serious concerns for their welfare.

Anyone with information or who has seen the pair is urged to come forward.

Greg is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 175cm tall, with short brown curly hair and of a thin build. He was last seen wearing a black long-sleeve shirt, grey trousers and carrying a black back pack.

Eeva is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with long blonde hair, blue eyes and of a thin build. She was last seen wearing an oversized blue and white-coloured shirt and multicoloured board shorts.

Police are asking Mr Hutchings