Media release

UPDATE – One person found – Concern for welfare – Southern region

Police

One of the two people missing in the area of Arlparra and Harts Range since Tuesday has been found.

14-year-old Mahesh Patrick was found in bushland by a community member around 9.30pm last night.

He was taken to the Arlparra clinic and treated for dehydration. He also had sore feet from walking in the remote environment.

Mahesh’s companion, 21-year-old Shaun Emitja remains missing.

Senior Sergeant Michael Potts said Mahesh has told police the pair became separated on Wednesday.

“We have concerns that Shaun has had no water and the temperatures are extreme.

“A helicopter is continuing an aerial search with information provided by Mahesh. Police and trackers are continuing the ground search.”

PFES Media