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Body found during missing person search

BOB LUCAS

Police and emergency services have located the body of a man at Primrose Sands, believed to be missing 77-year-old man Robert Lucas.

The man’s body was located in scrub just off Primrose Sands Road by the Rescue Helicopter crew about 10.30 this morning. There are no suspicious circumstances.

The body was discovered following a major land and air search involving Tasmania Police search and rescue teams, the Tasmania Fire Service and SES volunteers in the Primrose Sands and Carlton Bluff area.

Mr Lucas was last seen on Tuesday and failed to turn up to a medical appointment on Wednesday.

“Our thoughts are with Mr Lucas’ family and loved ones at this difficult time,” Inspector Peter Harriss said.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.