Gunnedah SES help search for Goondiwindi man Terrence Lloyd

Valued effort: Gunnedah SES volunteers Bren Mirow, Phill Miegel and Peter Thomson pictured soon after arriving home from the task with NSW Police searching for a missing man in Pilliga Forest
Valued effort: Gunnedah SES volunteers Bren Mirow, Phill Miegel and Peter Thomson pictured soon after arriving home from the task with NSW Police searching for a missing man in Pilliga Forest

Emergency services including the Gunnedah SES unit renewed the search this week for a Goondiwindi man believed missing in Pilliga Forest.

Terrence Lloyd was last seen on November 24, 2015, in Goondiwindi, according to the national missing persons database. 

His damaged black RAV4 vehicle was located near Gwabegar in the Pilliga Forest about 150km south from Narrabri but family and friends have not heard from him since his disappearance.

This week’s land search involved a number of team members from different SES units, including two Gunnedah volunteers on Wednesday and three on Thursday.

It was reported police dogs were also involved as well as a local Rural Fire Service unit, searching an area near Gwabegar.

A NSW Police spokesperson said renewed search was not related to any specific information or new developments in the case.

Police on the scene described State Emergency Service members as the “backbone of the operation” during the co-operative task west of Gunnedah.

It was a busy week for Gunnedah SES volunteers who also took part in training near Cohen’s Bridge on Wednesday.

The training simulated transporting a casualty across water in the dark using a rescue raft.

More than a dozen local members participated as well as a flood rescue specialist from Tamworth.

NSW SES Namoi Region spokeswoman Katrina Davis said the routine activity was good revision for local volunteers.

If you are interesting in joining the service, visit: ses.nsw.gov.au/volunteer