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Cooktown search for missing man

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A search operation is underway in Cooktown after a 59-year-old Sunshine Coast man was reported missing in the area on Monday night.

Ian Robertson’s black 2006 Ford Falcon utility (pictured) was located on Battle Camp Road around 2pm on Monday.

He was last seen three days earlier taking what appeared to be camping gear out of the ute, which was parked near Battle Camp Road at the time. 

A search involving police, State Emergency Services and a helicopter is underway in the area where his vehicle was found.

Mr Robertson is described as Caucasian, around 170cm in height, with a proportionate build, dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Police hold concern for his welfare and are urgung anyone who may have seen him, or his Falcon ute, to contact police immediately.