A TASMANIA Police kayak search found no trace of a missing Launceston man on Monday, while the man’s family and friends continue to worry about him.
Ben Wara Plowright, 20, was last seen leaving a party in Arthur Street, Perth, in the Northern Midlands on Saturday, May 30 about 9pm.
Launceston friend and workmate Solomon Scott said on Monday he just wanted Mr Plowright to come home.
‘‘Everyone is just trying their hardest,’’ he said.
‘‘We have followed up every potential lead that we have.’’
Mr Scott first posted about his friend’s disappearance on Wednesday via Facebook and has since posted many times about his concerns.
He said he received a call about his friend leaving the party and that was the last he heard.
Mr Scott said it was ‘‘extremely unusual’’ for Mr Plowright to have gone for so long without contacting anyone.
‘‘I’m just worried about him,’’ he said.
North-East Inspector Darren Hopkins said a police kayak search of the South Esk River on Monday found no clues about Mr Plowright’s whereabouts.
The officer in charge of search and rescue appealed to the public for new information to help guide the police search, because at this stage it was ‘‘a rest of the world scenario’’ with police having no specific details about Mr Plowright’s location.
Senior Constable Ross McIvor and Constable Dan Smith kayaked about six kilometres along the South Esk River downstream on Monday.
The kayakers covered difficult areas between Evandale and Perth which officers were unable to access on foot at the weekend.
Mr Plowright is about 175 centimetres tall, slim with brown hair.
He has olive skin and is of Thai descent.
Mr Plowright was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey hooded jumper, brightly coloured Converse shoes and glasses.
Police urge anyone with information about his whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Launceston police on 131 444.