Police 'actively looking' for Twizel man missing since Sunday morning
Police are looking for a Twizel man last seen out with friends in the early hours of Sunday morning.
David Fountain was last seen leaving the Top Hut Hotel in Twizel on Sunday at 1am, having been out with a group of workmates.
Constable Jamie Reid said Fountain was supposed to turn up for work on Sunday morning and, when he failed to show, his work colleagues, then his family, contacted police.
"They are just a bit concerned about him, he is a creature of habit, he's very reliable, that's why this is totally out of character," Reid said.
"We are actively looking for him at the moment."
Reid said police had been searching all the areas Fountain was known to frequent, "and we are still ruling out other areas, we are just following up on leads from overnight".
Fountain was last seen wearing a black polar fleece top and dark blue jeans.
His grey Nissan Primera, registration FZF585, was also yet to be found.
Anyone with any information on Fountain's whereabouts is urged to contact police by calling 111 or through the Canterbury Police Facebook page.