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Land and air search for man missing in Alpurrurulam


The search for a man missing inAlpurrurulam has been called off after police recieved information that he walked back to the community at about 2.45pm.

Mr Morton will be taken to the local clinic for a medical assessment after spending more than two days in remote bushland.

Police have thanked the community for their assistance during the search.

Earlier:An air and land search is underway for a man missing from a remote community in the Barkly region.

47-year-old Harold Morton is believed to have walked off into bushland from the remote community of Alpurrurulam just before 12pm on Monday.

Residents tried to track Mr Morton by following his footprints but stopped after they became tired.

The search effort includes an Aboriginal Community Police Officer from Tennant Creek who is providing tracking expertise.

Family and police are concerned for Mr Morton's welfare as it's unknown if he has any food or water.

Temperatures are also expected to drop to around two degrees in the area until Sunday.

Mr Morton (pictured) was last seen wearing a blue sleeveless shirt, blue shorts and thongs, walking towards the airstrip.

Police say they cannot rule out the possibility that he has been picked up by a passing car and are calling on the public to pass on any information.