Search continues for missing prospector in the Mid West
The search for a missing prospector in the Mid West has resumed with the air wing, drones and SES assisting police and locals.
The 83-year-old man has been missing since Saturday afternoon.
He and his wife were prospecting in different locations about 50 kilometres from the Meekatharra townsite.
They arranged to meet at their caravan at about 4pm, but the man failed to return.
Officers from Meekatharra Police will continue to search the area today with the help of locals, the police airwing and a nearby mine site.
Inspector Dave Hooper says the search is progressing, however the terrain is making it difficult.
“We’ve got a significant number of staff on the scene today from both police and SES,” he told Liam Bartlett.
“It’s very, very rocky … and the trees are around six to eight feet high that come together and make it hard to look through.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
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