TASMANIA Police are searching for a West Australian tourist last seen in
UPDATED: POLICE and emergency workers are conducting a large search throughout a
remote area of Tasmania today in a bid to a locate a missing tourist.
West Australian man Peter Henrich, 58, was last seen in early November, with
his abandoned van discovered at a carpark near Poatina, south of Launceston,
earlier this month.
Eight police and 26 State Emergency Service joined the Westpac Police Rescue
Helicopter today to search bushland and the roadway area to find Mr Henrich
or establish his last movements.
EARLIER: Police are searching for a West Australian tourist last seen
Peter Henrich, 58, had been travelling in Tasmania but his vehicle was found
abandoned in the state’s Central Highlands last week.
Police said it was located in a remote car park near Poatina.
Police believe the last reported sighting of Mr Henrich was in November.
“Investigations indicate he was likely to have been planning to camp in the
area,” a police spokeswoman said.
“Police believe the van arrived at the car park in early November.”
Police hold concerns for the safety and wellbeing of Mr Henrich and would
like to hear from him or anyone who has seen him or his vehicle recently.
The registration of his vehicle is WA-plated white Suzuki van,
registration number N 10992. Information can be provided anonymously by
calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au.