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Newcastle Herald
Jessica Brown

PolAir joins search for man missing from a Hunter hospital

A PolAir helicopter was called in on Tuesday to track a missing person. Picture by Jessica Brown

POLICE are searching for a man aged in his 40s who went missing from a Hunter hospital on Tuesday morning.

PolAir has joined the search for the man, with the helicopter circling the Valentine area just before 4pm.

It is understood the man was given strong medication before he went missing from the medical facility. He could be suffering from hallucinations as result of the medication and there are serious concerns for his welfare, according to police.

He is described as being Caucasian, wearing dark grey tracksuit pants, a dark grey hooded jumper and white joggers.

The man may also have a four-wheel walker with him.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or

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