Missing Ashhurst man found safe and well
Title: Missing Ashhurst man found safe and well
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.
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
“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
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