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Missing Ashhurst man found safe and well


Title: Missing Ashhurst man found safe and well

An 82 year-old Ashhurst man has been located safe and well after he went missing at around 1pm today (29 January, 2013).

Eric Rex Looney (known as Rex) was last seen at the corner of Wyndham Street and Cambridge Avenue, Ashhurst. When he failed to arrive home by 3:30pm his family started their own search and called Police.

Search Coordinator Sergeant Andy Brooke says: “SAR volunteers and Police searched the Ashhurst area, and the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter completed an aerial sweep."

Rex had wandered into a property and was found by a home owner in their backyard at around 8:30pm this evening. The home owner then notified Police.

“I would like to thank everyone who was involved in the search for Rex, including Rex’s family and the owner of the property where he was found,” says Sergeant Brooke.

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