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Man missing in bush

Monday, 1st February, 2010

* Daniel Rosewall. * Daniel Rosewall.

SYDNEY - The hunt for a 28-year-old Victorian man who vanished in outback NSW has failed to shed any light on his whereabouts despite a third day of intensive air and land searches.

Police admit the mysterious disappearance of Daniel Rosewall, whose red Mazda 3 was found abandoned on a dirt road about 50km north of Silverton, near Broken Hill, on Friday morning, has left them with few leads.

Mr Rosewall, from Bendigo, was last spotted wearing business-style shoes, despite the barren scrubland and 40 degree heat. The local terrain is described as treacherous because of its remoteness and the number of open mines in the area.

Mr Rosewall's car was out of fuel when police found it and it appeared he was ill-equipped for a spell in the bush.

"We don't really know what he was doing," Broken Hill police sergeant Peter Hayes told AAP yesterday. "Sometimes people do go for walks or a drive to look at the sunset or the scenery. But we don't know if that was the case here.

"We don't really know what he was doing," Broken Hill police sergeant Peter Hayes told AAP yesterday. "Sometimes people do go for walks or a drive to look at the sunset or the scenery. But we don't know if that was the case here. "We understand he was wearing business-type shoes at the time he went missing and you don't wear business shoes in this terrain.

You wear very sturdy boots." The Polair police helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft has been scouring the area - which is more than 700km from Mr Rosewall's home - along with emergency service ground units since Friday. Yesterday the hunt centred on an area near Eldee Station and Barrier Ranges but with no success.

A police spokeswoman said officers would decide whether to take the search into a fourth day today."They will re-evaluate the information they've got and make a decision from there," she told AAP. Anyone who has seen Mr Rosewall is urged to contact police on 1800 333 000.

He is described as being of caucasian appearance, is 178cm tall, has a medium build and short dark coloured hair. He was last seen wearing a grey-collared polo shirt, dark coloured shorts, black business shoes and a baseball cap featuring a "Sox" motif.

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