Fears grow for missing man

Last updated 16:54 23/11/2012
Arthur Eddie Cooper
MISSING: Arthur Eddie Cooper.

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Police have fears for the safety of a North Shore man who disappeared from his home on Thursday.

Arthur Eddie Cooper, 62, was last seen by his family about 1.30pm at his Birkdale home when he went outside to remove items from his car and never returned. 

Police said the disappearance was "out of character" and they are concerned for his safety and well-being.

At this stage, police have not found any evidence of foul play.

Yesterday, police search and recue staff undertook a ground search in the surrounding area. 

The Eagle helicopter has also been searching for Cooper over the past two days.

Cooper has been described as a European male of thin build and around 178m tall. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a navy blue button up collared shirt with short sleeves, blue jeans, a faded blue sun hat, sneakers. He may also have a black sweatshirt on him.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen Cooper or who has information about where he is to contact North Shore Police on (09) 477 5000 or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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- Auckland Now

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