Peter CLAUX

 

 

Police hold grave concerns for a man and his dog missing for days on the far south coast

ABC South East NSW
Alasdair McDonald
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The search for missing 86-year-old Peter Claux and his dog on the far south coast has entered its fourth day.

Mr Claux was reported missing on Thursday and emergency services searching for him since are increasingly concerned.

Police say Mr Claux's car was found near Tura Beach, north of Merimbula, and he was believed to be in the area with his Labrador Buddy.

Sapphire Coast SES commander Michelle De Friskbom said so far there were "no clues" to Mr Claux's whereabouts.

"That's very disappointing for us, and obviously his family," she said.

A police helicopter joined the search yesterday after officers combed through bushland overnight.

Temperatures have dropped to as low as 3.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday, and 2.9 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

Police say they hold grave concerns for his safety and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

The search continues today.

Appeal to locate man missing from the South Coast

Wednesday, 06 July 2022 12:55:01 PM - NSw Police

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the state’s South Coast.

Peter Claux, aged 86, was reported missing after his vehicle – a 1991 maroon coloured Subaru sedan with NSW registration AHF 81P – was located parked in Widgeram Road, Bournda on Thursday 2 June 2022.

Officers from South Coast Police District were notified and commenced inquiries into his whereabouts.

Police and family hold concerns for his welfare due to his age.

Peter is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 170cm tall, with a thin build and grey hair and brown eyes. He walks hunched over.

He is believed to be with his seven-year-old chocolate Labrador named Buddy and is believed to be in the Tura Beach area, near Widgeram Road, Bournda.

Following inquiries, police have received information that a vehicle described as a blue van, or a Winnebago type camper van with a blue and silver stripe was parked next Peter’s vehicle around the time he went missing.

Anyone with information about Peter’s whereabouts – including anyone who saw Peter’s vehicle or van parked in Widgeram Road, Bournda prior to 11.30am Wednesday 1 June 2022 – is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Search for Far South Coast man missing for a month continues

Police are again appealing for public assistance as the search for a man missing from the NSW Far South Coast for more than a month continues.

Peter Claux, aged 86, was reported missing after his vehicle - a 1991 maroon coloured Subaru sedan with NSW registration AHF 81P - was located parked in Widgeram Road, Bournda on Thursday, June 2.

Officers from South Coast Police District were notified and began inquiries into his whereabouts.

 

An extensive search was conducted over three days with 45 volunteers from NSW SES Bermagui Unit, NSW SES Eden Unit and NSW SES Bega Units assisting in the search.

However, the search was suspended as police considered their next moves and made further inquiries.

Police and family hold concerns for Mr Claux's welfare due to his age.

Peter Claux is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 170cm tall, with a thin build and grey hair and brown eyes. He walks hunched over.

He is believed to be with his seven-year-old Labrador named Buddy and is believed to be in the Tura Beach area, near Widgeram Road, Bournda.

Following inquiries, police have received information that a vehicle described as a blue van, or a Winnebago type camper van with a blue and silver stripe was parked next Peter's vehicle around the time he went missing.

Anyone with information about Peter's whereabouts - including anyone who saw Peter's vehicle or van prior to 11.30am Wednesday, June 1 - is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.