Search for missing man, 66, at The Gap

Staff reportersAlbany Advertiser
Albany Sea Rescue patrols the ocean while police watch from land.
Camera IconAlbany Sea Rescue patrols the ocean while police watch from land. Credit: Jessica Cuthbert

A search is underway at The Gap for a missing 66-year-old man.

Albany Police said around 5am on January 3 they were contacted by the man’s family, who said he was missing.

Albany Sea Rescue off The Gap searching for a missing 66-year-old man.
Camera IconAlbany Sea Rescue off The Gap searching for a missing 66-year-old man. Credit: Jessica Cuthbert.

Police and Albany Volunteer Marine Rescue are currently searching the area.

Albany Sea Rescue patrols the ocean while police watch from land.
Camera IconAlbany Sea Rescue patrols the ocean while police watch from land. Credit: Jessica Cuthbert

It is believed he was driving a white BMW and may have been near The Gap around midnight, where his vehicle has been located.

View toward The Gap from Sharp Point.
Camera IconView toward The Gap from Sharp Point. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

The man, who has not been named, is fair-skinned, with a medium build and approximately 188cm tall with grey, balding hair.

He was last seen wearing shorts, a striped shirt and possibly thongs.

Police at The Gap on Thursday morning.
Camera IconPolice at The Gap on Thursday morning. Credit: Jessica Cuthbert

Anyone who saw the man or his vehicle in the vicinity of The Gap last night or this morning, or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to call police on 131 444.

The road leading to The Gap has been closed and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

The road to The Gap has been closed. Credit: Jessica Cuthbert
Camera IconThe road to The Gap has been closed. Credit: Jessica Cuthbert

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