North East Wales

Search near Llyn Brenig for holidaymaker Graham Austin

Graham Austin
Image caption Graham Austin has not gone missing before, say police

A major search has been carried out near a north Wales reservoir for a missing 53-year-old holidaymaker.

Graham Austin, from Shifnal, Shropshire, was last seen at 04:30 BST on Sunday when he left the caravan he was staying in near Corwen.

His car was later found at Llyn Brenig which borders Conwy and Denbighshire.

Sgt Grahame Brown of North Wales Police said concern was mounting for Mr Austin who had been missing over 24 hours.

North Wales Police, the police helicopter, the Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA) and North East Wales Search and Rescue (NEWSAR) have been involved in the search.

Mr Austin had not gone missing before, said Sgt Brown.

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"The Llyn Brenig area is very popular with walkers, cyclists and people who fish, and it is therefore very possible that someone may have seen Graham in the vicinity since the early hours of Sunday morning," said Sgt Brown.

"I'd urge anyone who has seen Graham or a man matching his description in the area to please contact us immediately on 101."

The holidaymaker's car was later found at Llyn Brenig, Alwen, near Cerrigydrudion.

Mr Austin is about 5ft 8 inches (1.72m) tall and of stocky build. He has short, cropped hair which is greying and a full beard.

He is believed to be wearing either jeans or black pyjama bottoms, a pyjama top with a Loony Tunes motif on it and a green Berghaus waterproof jacket or fleece.

He is also believed to be wearing green shoes with a brown stripe down the side.

Anyone who has seen Mr Austin or may know of his whereabouts can contact North Wales Police on 101 quoting reference number P085831.

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