Gary Lyddieth was traveling to Western Australia
from Mornington, Victoria on the 26 April 2014 when he failed to
attend a pre-arranged meeting with a friend in Carnarvon on the 6
May 2014. Gary was last seen in Meekatharra on the 3 May 2014 when
he obtained directions to Gascoyne Junction from Police.
Victorian man Gary Lyddieth missing in outback
The family of a Victorian man missing in outback
Western Australia have made a public appeal to help find him.
Gary Lyddieth, 54, left Victoria in late April and drove
across Australia in a white campervan.
He arrived at Meekatharra police station on May 3, asking for
directions to Gascoyne Junction, and has not been seen since.
His daughter Caitlin Lyddieth said police may have been the
last to seen him.
"He actually went to the local police station to get
directions to Carnarvon," she said.
"They gave him what is quite a simple route, although a dirt
road and can be quite hazardous."
She said his bank accounts had not been touched for a month
and his phone had been switched off.
Ms Lyddieth said her father needed insulin and other
She said he was due to catch up with two of his friends who
had flown to Carnarvon to meet him for a planned surfing trip last
"He made it with quite a lot of haste to WA ... and then just
all of a sudden just nothing," she said.
"I don't believe he would do that to his friend Colin, a
"It's very out of character. They were literally stranded in
Carnarvon and I don't think Dad wouldn't have done that to his best
Despite aerial and vehicle searches organised by Ms Lyddieth
and her brother, there has been no trace of him.
Ms Lyddieth said her father had travelled extensively
throughout remote WA.
"We know the country pretty well and Dad knows it pretty well
too, but not thinking clearly and making decisions that are poor
could definitely could have got him in some trouble, which is why we
expected to find him bogged," she said.
The family are holding hopeful new information will come to
"I hope he just turns up and he's okay and you know, we get
our dad back," she said.
Mr Lyddieth is described as fair, of medium build and about
168 centimetres tall. He was driving a white Nissan Urvan campervan
with the Tasmanian registration number A938Q.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on
1800 333 000.
appeals as search efforts fail
Carnarvon police are
calling for public information on a Carnarvon-bound man who has
been missing for more than one month.
Gary Lyddieth, 54, was last seen at
Meekatharra Police Station on May 3.
Police believe he was travelling to
Carnarvon to meet friends, with plans to go to Gnaraloo Station.
Mr Lyddieth did not arrive in Carnarvon. A missing person report
was filed on May 7.
He was driving a white Nissan Urvan
campervan, with the registration number ZWZ097.
Carnarvon Police Station Sergeant Dave
Loverock said due to heavy rains that weekend, Mr Lyddieth could
have travelled north and attempted to travel back down the coast
to Carnarvon. Sgt. Loverock said Carnarvon Police Station was
co-ordinating the search, but needed more information.
“We’ve exhausted all inquiries, we’re just
asking for people to be on the lookout and report any
information to us, ” he said.
“We’ve done searches up to Gnaraloo, road
searches out to Meekatharra and aerial searches.”
Anyone with information is asked to ring
Carnarvon Police Station on 99417900.