UPDATE: Missing 20-year-old located

Michael has been found safe and well by a member of the public in Roleystone.

Police have conducted a land search operation in Ashendon after a 20-year-old man who can’t verbally communicate went missing on Friday.

About 10:20am, police received an emergency call from a person who had lost sight of their son (Michael) in bush land along Canning Dam Road in Ashendon.

Michael is unable to verbally communicate with others, and wasn’t able to alert anyone that he is lost.

Local police attended the scene and additional resources, including police horses, a police helicopter, specialist trackers from the Tactical Response Group and DFES State Emergency Service volunteers were deployed to the area.

Tex Reeks

Freelance video journalist
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