Ashendon: Man (20) with special needs lost in bushland

Ashendon: Man (20) with special needs lost in bushland

UPDATE: Michael has been located safe and well.

POLICE are searching the Ashendon area for a missing 20-year-old man named Michael who has no verbal communication skills.

About 10:20am this morning (January 25), police received an emergency call from a person who had lost sight of their son Michael in bushland along Canning Dam Road in Ashendon.

Michael will not be able to tell anyone that he is lost.

He is about 190cm tall with short dark hair, he is wearing a black tank top, blue/yellow ‘beach scene’ board shorts and thongs.

Michael has a fascination with cars and may jump in front of them. Motorists in the area are asked to slow down and be alert.

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 are being deployed to the area.

Anyone who sees Michael is asked to call Police immediately on 131 444.