The search for a man missing from North Narrabeen has been expanded.
Concerns are held for the welfare of 66-year-old Wagner Fernandes, who was last seen around 5.30pm yesterday evening (Wednesday, 03 August) at Elanora Road, Elanora Heights. Mr Fernandes is a Brazilian national who does not speak English.
A search that began last night has been expanded this afternoon (Thursday, 04 August) with SES and RFS volunteers joining NSW Police and PolAir in the search for Mr Fernandes.
His family became concerned after he went for a walk at around 3.00pm from Rickard Road, North Narrabeen, and had not returned. He suffers from a number of medical conditions and concerns are held that he may have become disoriented and lost.
Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command commenced an investigation into his whereabouts. They hold concerns for Mr Fernandes welfare as he is visiting Australia from overseas and does not know the area.
He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, approximately 170cm tall, of slim build, with short grey/red hair. He was last seen wearing a black zip up jacket, dark-blue tracksuit pants and blue sneakers. He was also carrying a blue IKEA bag.
NSW Police have issued an SMS geo-targeting alert message to the North Narrabeen area. Anyone in the area receiving a message from +61 444 444 444 should be aware it is a legitimate message and not a scam.
Anyone with information regarding Mr Fernandes’ whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Triple Zero (000).
Images: Luke Gavahan, NSW Police