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Thursday, January 21, 2021

CCTV released as search for Patrick Thaidy continues

Police are renewing an appeal to help locate a 60-year-old man who is missing from Lake Macquarie.

Patrick Thaidy was last seen at his home on Delasala Drive in Macquarie Hills at about 12am on Sunday 6 December.

Family members reported him missing later that day and officers from Lake Macquarie Police District commenced inquiries into his whereabouts.

Patrick Thaidy was last seen wearing grey track pants, a dark long sleeve shirt and black shoes.

Officers have conducted several searches in bushland in Macquarie Hills, with assistance from several emergency service resources.

Police and family members hold grave concerns for Patrick’s welfare due to medical conditions and he’s never gone missing this long.

As they continue their inquiries, police have released CCTV images of Patrick on the day he was last seen.

The first image and video is taken about 9.25am on Macquarie Road at Cardiff; the second image is about half an hour later from Macquarie Road at Warners Bay.

Police are asking members of the public who may have driven down Macquarie Road or Hillsborough Road on Sunday 6 December between 9am and midday and who may have dashcam footage, or anyone who may have CCTV along either of these roads to check their footage for Patrick.

He is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, about 175cm tall, with a medium build, short black hair, scruffy facial hair and brown eyes. He is not currently wearing his dentures.

He was last seen wearing a dark coloured long sleeve shirt, light-grey tracksuit pants tucked into black socks, and white slides

Anyone who may have seen Patrick or knows his whereabouts is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.