Search is on for missing Maclean man aged 81

UPDATE 1.20pm: RAYMOND Tweedie has been found safe and well in Sydney.

Just over an hour after The DEX published that he was missing, Mr Tweedie was located at a pub near his old home and the publican alerted police to his whereabouts.



12pm: FAMILY members are frantically searching for 81-year-old Raymond Tweedie, who has been missing since Friday, last week. (September 6)

The Maclean man has dementia and sundowners syndrome and was admitted to Maclean hospital last Thursday after attempting to run away from his home.

Missing: Raymond Tweedie.
Missing: Raymond Tweedie.


At 9.30am, Mr Tweedie signed himself out of hospital, caught a bus to Grafton Train Station and is believed to have boarded a train headed to Strathfield, Sydney.

Mr Tweedie's daughter-in-law Sheron Tweedie said Strathfield police had checked the train when it arrived at the platform, but Mr Tweedie was not on board.

"He could have got off anywhere," Sheron said.

"He's got no medication, no money for food or drink and he is very unstable on his feet."

Mr Tweedie is about 6ft2 tall with white hair.

The family believe he may have been headed towards his old home in the Liverpool region, but so far no sightings have been reported.

A keen fisherman, Sheron said she was concerned if he went near the river that he may fall in and drown.

"We're fearing we're going to find him dead," Sheron said.

"All we want is for him to be found - we're beside ourselves."

If you have any information or have seen Mr Tweedie, phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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