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Search effort continues to find Lucas Cochrane

Search effort continues to find Lucas Cochrane in Thames-Coromandel district

More than 20 search and rescue volunteers and Police are searching for Lucas Cochrane, who was last seen just before midnight on Saturday 24 September 2016.

The 19-year-old was at a function at the Whitianga Fire Station.

Police co-ordinating the search have been told his disappearance is completely out of character.

The search is focussed on the Whitianga township.

Police once again request that locals check their sections, properties and any garages or outside buildings for Mr Cochrane.

He was not equipped or dressed to be out in the open overnight.

It is currently raining in the area, but not heavily.

There is also cloud cover.

Lucas Cochrane is described as European, 182cm tall and of medium build with short sandy coloured hair.

When he was last seen, he was wearing a black t-shirt, dark blue jeans, black peaked cap and white Nike shoes with red and blue on them.

Police are appealing for sightings of the Auckland teenager.

Anyone who has information about Mr Cochrane’s whereabouts is asked to contact Police immediately on 111.


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