Ill elderly man still missing in cold conditions

06:21, Jul 19 2014
Tupulaga Talalelei
MISSING: Tupulaga Talalelei, also known as Peter.

A dozen police officers today continued looking for a 70-year-old Petone man who has been missing since last Sunday.

Tupulaga Talalelei, also known as Peter, was discharged from Hutt Hospital last Saturday about 7pm.

Police investigating the disappearance said a witness told them they last saw him early on Sunday morning at the boarding house in upper Jackson St where he had been living.

Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Ferguson said today that a dozen officers were canvassing the Petone area in very cold conditions.

There was continued concern for Talalelei because of his age and medical needs.

Anyone with any information or sightings of Talalelei was urged to call 04 560 2600 or contact their local police station.