Minster Jack Dempsey is promoting Missing Persons Week.
Minster Jack Dempsey is promoting Missing Persons Week. Inga Williams

Beware the signs, residents urged

GYMPIE residents have been urged to do what they can to stop someone from becoming a missing person as Police Minster Jack Dempsey promotes Missing Persons Week.

He said the theme for Missing Persons Week this year was "See the signs before they disappear".

"Each year in Australia almost 35,000 people are reported missing and in Queensland alone there are currently 270 people on the long-term missing persons register," Mr Dempsey said.

"Many of these are people are safe but have left their current home, leaving behind worried families and friends. I urge all Queenslanders to be on the look-out for warning signs, such as out of character behaviour or when someone becomes withdrawn, and to pay particular attention to family or friends who may be communicating less."

Visit Missing Persons.

Gympie Times


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