Police appeal for assistance in missing man search

Warwick police are investigating the disappearance of Leyburn man Ralph Cranston and his dog, Bear.
Warwick police are investigating the disappearance of Leyburn man Ralph Cranston and his dog, Bear.

UPDATE: Police are appealing for public assistance following the disappearance of Ralph Cranston, 64, at Leyburn near Warwick. 

Mr Cranston was last seen driving his 1991 model blue and silver Nissan patrol 4WD on the Toowoomba-Karara Rd  at about 8.30pm on Friday.

Mr Cranston was wearing an iridescent work shirt and shorts.  He was accompanied by Bear, his black Rottweiler who is also missing.

He has not contacted family or friends since and police are concerned for his welfare as this behaviour is out of character.

Mr Cranston is described as Caucasian, approximately 175cm tall with a slim build and blue eyes. He has a short grey beard and is balding with very short grey hair.

The 1991 Nissan Patrol 4WD Ralph Cranston was last seen driving.
The 1991 Nissan Patrol 4WD Ralph Cranston was last seen driving.

EARLIER: The RACQ Careflight Rescue Helicopter failed to locate anything during a two-hour search of the Felton and Leyburn area yesterday afternoon.

The helicopter and rescue team were recruited to help in the search for missing man, Ralph Cranston.

Roads in the area have been cut off due to flood waters.

EARLIER: WARWICK police are investigating the disappearance of Leyburn man Ralph Cranston.

Mr Cranston is believed to have driven to Toowoomba on Friday night.

He was last seen leaving Toowoomba at 10pm in a blue four-wheeled drive with his dog, Bear.

Yesterday afternoon the RACQ Careflight Rescue Helicopter was conducting a search between Leyburn and Felton.

There are a number of roads blocked due to flooding so the helicopter was recruited to continue the search from the air.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Warwick police on 4660 4444.



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