Police appeal for sightings of missing Canadian man
"Police appeal for sightings of missing Canadian
Police are appealing for sightings of Owen
Thurston, a Canadian national who is hiking in the South
The last known location of Owen, aged 20,
was near Mt Rintoul on Saturday 14 October.
expected to make contact with his family in Canada when he
reached St Arnaud, on Thursday 19 October.
he has not been in touch with his family and they are
concerned for his welfare.
Owen is around 170cm tall
and has a small build.
He has short, dark brown/black
hair, olive skin, and a small scar on one of his
If you have seen Owen recently, or have
information which might help Police locate him, please call
Senior Constable Dave Colville on 021 191 5633.
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