Search under way for missing camper in NSW Hunter Valley

A land and air search is under way for a man who went missing while on a camping trip in the NSW Hunter Valley on Saturday.

Police say the 43-year-old man was last seen at around 4am when he walked away from the Timor Caves Camping Ground near Murrurundi.

His group became concerned after he failed to return and, after conducting a search of the area without success, they called police at around 7pm.


A co-ordinated land search commenced at 7am today, but the man is yet to be found.

The search involves officers from the Hunter Valley Local Area Command, the Dog Unit, PolAir, Northern Region Operations Support Group, Murrurundi State Emergency Service and Murrurundi Volunteer Rescue Association.

The missing man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 180cm tall and about 70kg.

He has blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing jeans and a jumper.

Anyone with information should contact Muswellbrook Police Station on (02) 6542 6999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.