Missing man found

SYDNEY man Zachary Webb, reported missing on Monday, walked into a farmhouse in Upper Coopers Ck yesterday, dehydrated but otherwise unharmed.

Mr Webb and a friend, both aged 22, were travelling from Pottsville to Sydney and stopped to rest at a waterhole near Huonbrook, about 20km from Mullumbimby, before falling asleep about midday.

One of the men woke to find his friend, Mr Webb, was not in the car.

He searched the area before notifying officers at the Mullumbimby Police Station.

Police from Tweed Byron Local Area Command, with the assistance of the Volunteer Rescue Association, State Emergency Service and Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter searched the bushland in the vicinity and spoke to residents for two days but Mr Webb was nowhere to be found, until this afternoon. Just after 3pm, Mr Webb walked into a Huonbrook Rd farmhouse, dehydrated but otherwise ok.

"The area is mostly bushland, a rural location with little activity, so it would be easy for someone who didn't know the area to get disorientated," Tweed police Inspector Brad Stewart said.

Mr Webb was the second person to go missing in the Tweed Byron Local Area Command this month after Tweed Heads woman Carol Anderson disappeared on Friday November 11.

Ms Anderson, 70, was captured on CCTV leaving Palms Caravan Park in Tweed Heads around 1.40pm that day and hasn't been seen since. Police and emergency services searched for Ms Anderson for two days, but were forced to scale back the search when no trace of her was found.

"It would be easy for someone who didn't know the area to get disorientated."

 

BREAKING 9.30am: POLICE are searching for Zachary Webb who went missing near Mullumbimby yesterday, while travelling from Sydney to Pottsville.

Mr Webb and a friend, both aged 22, were resting at a waterhole near Huonbrook Rd, Huonbrook and fell asleep about midday.

One of the men woke to find his friend, Mr Webb, was not in the car.

He searched the area before notifying officers at the Mullumbimby Police Station that Mr Webb was missing.

Tweed Byron Local Area Command duty officer Inspector Brad Stewart said police and SES searched the surrounding area yesterday afternoon.

Insp Stewart said the two men, from Sydney's eastern suburbs, were driving to Pottsville to visit relatives.

Police from Tweed Byron Local Area Command, with the assistance of the Volunteer Rescue Association, are continuing to search for Mr Webb today.

Inspector Brad Stewart said the search began yesterday but was suspended overnight before being resumed this morning.

"The area is mostly bushland, a rural location with little activity, so it would be easy for someone who didn't know the area to get disorientated," Insp Stewart said.

"Houses in the area have been door knocked and we'll have to assess the situation at the end of today to see how we'll progress tomorrow."

The missing man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 175cm tall, of medium build and with sandy-blonde hair.

He was last seen wearing a t-shirt, shorts and no shoes.

Police have released Mr Webb's photo in the hope someone may recognise him, or remember seeing him.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Zachary Webb should immediately contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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