UPDATE 5 June, 1:55 pm: Julius Ghuede has been found safe and well.
ACT Policing said information received from the public assisted in locating him in Downer. Police have thanked the public for their assistance.
4 June 4:20 pm: More than 60 officers and volunteers have been searching Garran today for missing 57-year-old man Julius Ghuede.
Julius (also known as Roger) left a surgical ward at the Canberra Hospital at about 1:30 am yesterday (Thursday, 3 June).
ACT Policing has released an image of Julius from when he was last seen at the Garran shops about 8:10 am yesterday.
Julius is wearing a black beanie and hoodie, with grey shorts and black shoes. He is believed to be on foot.
ACT Policing, AFP Search and Rescue and the ACT State Emergency Service have searched areas in Garran for Julius, but he has not yet been located.
Sergeant Nigel Booth of Woden Police Station said the search efforts would continue until Mr Ghuede is found.
“Police are very concerned for Mr Ghuede’s health and safety,” Sergeant Booth said.
“Given the Canberra climate, it is a worry he is out at night and police would urgently like to locate Mr Ghuede to bring him back for medical attention.”
Anyone who may have any information that could assist police in locating Julius is urged to contact ACT Policing Operations on 131 444. Quote reference number P1928595.