UPDATE: Coffs Harbour Man Found Safely

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A Coffs Harbour man reported missing to Police has been found safe and well.

The man returned safely after being last seen at the Coffs Harbour Nursing Home in Victoria Street around lunch time on Thursday.

Police and family thank the Coffs Harbour community for their assistance.



Coffs/Clarence Police are seeking community assistance in attempting to locate a missing man.

Peter Hile, 64 years old, was last seen at the Coffs Harbour Nursing Home in Victoria St, at 12.15pm on Thursday 11 April 2019.

Since then extensive searches between the nursing home and his last known location, as well as inquiries with family members have not been able to locate the man.

A GPS watch worn by Mr Hile, last showed his location being in the vicinity of Stadium Drive and the Pacific Highway Coffs Harbour late yesterday.

Mr Hile is known to frequent the Bellingen Showground and the 2BBB Radio station areas.

Mr Hile is believed to have slight onset dementia, and given the length of time since he was last seen, police hold fears for his safety.

Mr Hile is described as being a Caucasian male, fair freckled complexion, thin build, approximately 175cm tall, crew cut balding grey hair, grey goatee beard, green/hazel eyes. He is believed to have been wearing dark jeans and a some type of shirt (no further described).

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Coffs Harbour Police Station on 6691 0799.

13 April 2019

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