Ben CHISHOLM

 

 

Missing 22-year-old man, Nelly Bay

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QLD Police are appealing for public assistance to locate Ben Chisholm, a 22-year-old man, reported missing from Nelly Bay yesterday.

He was last seen about 10am and has not contacted family since then.

His family hold concerns for his welfare due to the behaviour being out of character.

Ben is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 170cm tall, medium build and long, light-brown hair. 

He was dressed in shorts and a dark green long-sleeved pull over. Investigators urge Ben, or anyone with information of his whereabouts, to contact police.

 

 

New information sparks search around Arcadia, Magnetic Island, for missing man Ben Chisholm

Multiple crews will continue their search for missing 22-year-old man Ben Chisholm, after members of the public reported information to police.

UPDATE, Saturday 11.40am:

MULTIPLE crews will continue their search for missing 22-year-old man Ben Chisholm, after members of the public reported information to police.

Mr Chisholm has been missing since Wednesday, 13 July, at about 10am in Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island.

A Queensland Police spokesman in a statement said that following multiple reports from the public, Saturday’s search efforts would focus on the Arcadia area.

“Those reports include that Ben was last sighted heading towards the Arcadia walking trails around 11.30am on Wednesday, 13 July,” the spokesman said.

Multiple agencies including the State Emergency Service (SES), Rural Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife, and the QGAir Rescue 521 Helicopter, are today assisting police with the search.

“Investigators continue to urge Ben, or anyone with information on his whereabouts, to contact police,” the spokesman said.

UPDATE, Friday 8am: Police will resume a search for a man who went missing on Magnetic Island on Thursday.

Ben Chisholm, 22, was last seen at Nelly Bay at 10am.

He has not been in contact with his family since and they are concerned for his wellbeing.

A Queensland Police spokesman said State Emergency Services (SES) had been deployed to help local police in their search efforts.

The spokesman said crews were focused on looking around Magnetic Island.

The search will resume this morning.

BREAKING: Police are calling on the public to help them in their search for a missing man who was last seen at 10am in Nelly Bay yesterday.

The 22-year-old man, Ben Chisholm, has not been in contact with his family since then.

The behaviour is considered out of character by those close to him and his family have expressed concerns for his wellbeing.

Ben Chisholm: Missing man’s clothes found on bush track as Magnetic Island search continues

The clothes of a missing 22-year-old man have been found down a bush track on Magnetic Island as police continue to investigate his disappearance. Here’s the latest.

Natasha Emeck

THE clothes of a missing 22-year-old man have been found down a bush track on Magnetic Island as police continue to investigate his disappearance.

Ben Chisholm has been missing since Wednesday, 13 July, at about 10am in Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island.

Emergency services focused their search efforts on the Arcadia area on the weekend following reports from the public he had been seen walking towards the local trails around 11.30am on the day he went missing.

Mr Chisholm’s older sister Shiralee Rosario said his shirt and hat were found about 1.5km up the Manderlay Ave bush track in Nelly Bay that heads towards Alma Bay on Thursday.

She said the track had been closed off while search teams comb the area and her family is asking that island locals to be on the look out for her missing brother.

“We still need help!” she said.

“At this point we need our little community to come together to search this island top to bottom please if you live near bushland have a look.

Around our beaches please, if you have a tinny and can search around the Five Beach Bay’s area, check that area. Please check any unoccupied boats or holiday houses also all our bush tracks."

Multiple agencies, including the State Emergency Service (SES), Rural Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife, and the QGAir Rescue 521 Helicopter, assisted police in searching the area on the weekend, but he still had not been found as of 4pm on Sunday.

Mr Chisholm has not been in contact with his family since last Wednesday.

The behaviour is considered out of character by those close to him, and his family have expressed concerns for his wellbeing.

 

 

Cops dropped missing man Ben Chisholm off at home the night before disappearance

UPDATE: Police have responded to criticisms after it was revealed Ben Chisholm was exhibiting “unstable” behaviour before cops dropped him off at home the day before his disappearance.

Natasha Emeck

UPDATE: Police have responded to criticisms after it was revealed Ben Chisholm was exhibiting “unstable” behaviour before cops dropped him off at home the day before his disappearance.

The 22-year-old has been missing since last Wednesday (July 13) about 10am in Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island.

Mr Chisholm’s older sister Shiralee Rosario said her brother was exhibiting “unstable” behaviour on Tuesday — the day before he went missing — when residents in Picnic Bay called the cops on him because he was “door knocking on a random house.”

She said police didn’t seem to “pick up” on Ben’s bad mental state and dropped him off at home. The next morning he went missing.

Acting Inspector Mark Camilleri responded to criticisms that police could have better handled the situation.

“We’ll progress it as we go through, and if there are lessons to be learned, well, there are lessons to be learned,” he said.

It comes as search efforts on the island ramped up on Monday as teams — including Queensland Remote Area Tracking personnel — continued to comb through “extremely rugged terrain” around the bush trail where Ben’s hat and shirt were found on Thursday.

As the six-day search for Ben continues, Sgt Camilleri said they were “nowhere near” the point of scaling it back and could still expand their search to the waters near Nelly Bay.

“At this point and time, it’s fairly hard going,” he said.

“The terrain is very rugged. It takes a lot of time to search those big ravines and rocky crevasses.

“The tree cover can be fairly thick, which is why we’ve got a smaller specialists helicopter in that can hover low and the drones in the sky.”

Multiple agencies, including the State Emergency Service (SES), Rural Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife, are also assisting the search.

Sgt Camilleri also shared a message for Ben Chisholm at a press conference on Monday in case he was out there watching somewhere.

“Ben, if you’re listening, mate, please call — your mum, your sister, they all want you home safe and sound,” he said.

“If you could do that, it’d be much appreciated, mate, and we’ll get you home, and whatever it is, we can fix.”

EARLIER: Bizarre new details have been revealed about the movements of a missing 22-year-old man the day before his disappearance on Magnetic Island last week.

Ben Chisholm has been missing since last Wednesday (July 13) at about 10am in Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island.

Emergency service search teams have spent days combing the Arcadia area after his shirt and hat were found about 1.5km up a nearby bush trail on Thursday, but he’s still yet to be found.

Mr Chisholm’s older sister Shiralee Rosario said she was concerned for her brother’s wellbeing due to his “unstable” behaviour the day before he went missing.

She said her brother had gone for a walk to Picnic Bay on Tuesday and was “door knocking on a random house.”

“The police got called on Ben,” she said.

“The police found Ben and dropped him home. Police didn’t pick (up) on Ben’s mental state … didn’t notify me. Then he went missing Wednesday morning, and I called the police.”

Multiple agencies, including the State Emergency Service (SES), Rural Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife, and the QGAir Rescue 521 Helicopter, assisted police in their search efforts on Magnetic Island on the weekend.

A police spokesman said the search party continued until nightfall on Sunday and was due to recommence at first light on Monday.

Mr Chisholm has not been in contact with his family since last Wednesday.

The behaviour is considered out of character by those close to him, and his family have expressed concerns for his wellbeing.

Ben is described as caucasian in appearance, about 170cm tall, medium build and long, light-brown hair.

He was dressed in shorts and a dark green long-sleeved pullover. Investigators urge Ben, or anyone with information about his whereabouts, to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au. Quote this reference number: QP2201200039.

Update 4: Missing 22-year-old man, Nelly Bay

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Police are continuing an air and land search for missing 22-year-old Nelly Bay man, Ben Chisholm on Magnetic Island.

Ben was last seen walking towards the Arcadia walking trails around 11.30am on Wednesday, July 13 and has not been seen or heard from since.

Acting Inspector Mark Camilleri said police are again increasing resources in the search for Ben.

“Today, the Townsville Queensland Police Service recruits are being deployed to Magnetic Island to assist in the search.

“The ground search is particularly challenging due to the rugged terrain, so we have deployed more people to assist in the land search,” Acting Insp Camilleri said.

 

Update 5: Missing 22-year-old man, Nelly Bay

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Police are continuing the search for missing 22-year-old Nelly Bay man, Ben Chisholm on Magnetic Island.

Ben was last seen around 11.30am on Wednesday, July 13 walking towards the Arcadia walking trails and has not been seen or heard from since.

Acting Inspector Mark Camilleri said police were continuing to search for Ben.

“State Emergency Services (SES) will assist police in the search for Ben today,” Acting Insp Camilleri said.

“Thanks to the Australian Defence Force for sending army personnel to assist with the search on Thursday and Friday (July 20-21) with an UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).

“Thanks also to SES, Rural Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife, Queensland Remote Area Tracking (QRATs) officers, Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), the dog squad and the Townsville police recruits who all joined the search for Ben during the week,” Acting Insp Camilleri said.

Police are appealing for members of the public to check their yards, sheds, shelters and holiday homes for signs of Ben.

 

 

Search ‘scaled back’ for missing man Ben Chisholm on Magnetic Island

Tortured family members are praying for the safe return of a missing 22-year-old man as the intensive search for him on Magnetic Island is scaled back. Read the latest.

Natasha Emeck

Tortured family members are praying for the safe return of a missing 22-year-old man as the intensive search for him on Magnetic Island is scaled back.

Ben Chisholm has been missing since Wednesday, 13 July, in Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island, where he was last seen walking towards the Arcadia walking trails.

Acting Inspector Mark Camilleri confirmed the search for him on the island had been scaled back after almost two weeks, with less than 10 volunteers from the State Emergency Service on the ground on Monday.

“Search efforts have been scaled back with minimal resources, with a focus on investigative outcomes as the search for Ben Chisholm continues on Magnetic Island,” he said.

“Police and family hold concerns for his welfare given the duration of his disappearance.”

Mr Chisholm’s aunt Kaylene Bell said their family will never give up hope for Ben coming home.

Mr Chisholm has not been in contact with his family since last Wednesday.

The behaviour is considered out of character by those close to him, and his family have expressed concerns for his wellbeing.

Ben is described as caucasian in appearance, about 170cm tall, medium build and long, light-brown hair.

He was dressed in shorts and a dark green long-sleeved pullover. Investigators urge Ben, or anyone with information of his whereabouts, to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au. Quote this reference number: QP2201200039.

 

 

 

Ben Chisholm: New boat theory in search for missing man on Magnetic Island

A new theory has emerged in the case of missing man Ben Chisholm as his mysterious disappearance on Magnetic Island continues to baffle detectives. Find out more.

Natasha Emeck

A new theory has emerged in the case of missing man Ben Chisholm as his mysterious disappearance on Magnetic Island continues to baffle detectives after weeks of searching.

The 22-year-old has been missing since Wednesday, 13 July, in Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island, where he was last seen walking towards the Arcadia walking trails.

The bushland search for Mr Chisholm on the island was recently scaled back after a fortnight of tireless searching by police, State Emergency Service volunteers and others.

However, Mr Chisholm’s family and friends have vowed not to give up hope as the desperate search for him continues.

They are now calling on island locals to keep an eye on the bays for the missing man after new information recently emerged that a yellow poly craft tender boat went missing from Horseshoe Bay the same day he went missing.

Friends believe it’s possible Mr Chisholm, who was last seen near the Arcadia walking trails, could have walked from there to Horseshoe Bay and taken the boat, which is still missing.

Mr Chisholm’s aunt said the search for Ben was moving around Horseshoe Bay, Lovers Bay, and Radical Bay on Thursday.

“The bush area where Bens’s clothes were found has been searched, and Nelly Bay has been a big search area, and it has been covered around the area Ben lives,” she said.

“They now need to go to the hard-to-get places.”

“The local islanders who live on the island have been doing searches on jetskis and in boats, but he may have been missed we must always keep looking.”

Mr Chisholm has not been in contact with his family since Wednesday, July 13.

The behaviour is considered out of character by those close to him, and his family have expressed concerns for his wellbeing.

Ben is described as caucasian in appearance, about 170cm tall, medium build and long, light-brown hair.

He was dressed in shorts and a dark green long-sleeved pullover. Investigators urge Ben, or anyone with information about his whereabouts, to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au. Quote this reference number: QP2201200039.