Missing Launceston man Sean Irwin Mansell found safe and well

UPDATE 8.25AM: 

Missing Launceston man Sean Mansell has been located safe and well near Pioneer in the North-East.

Tasmania Police said Mr Mansell was located in the bush by the State Emergency Services about 1am on Thursday morning, about two kilometres from the residence where he was staying.

He was attended to by Ambulance Tasmania as a precaution.

EARLIER:

A search is underway for a man missing in the state’s North-East.

Sean Irwin Mansell was last seen at a friends property at Swain Hill near Pioneer on Monday morning.

He has not been seen or heard from since.

The 52-year-old Launceston man was wearing dark blue track pants, Blundstone boots, a dark long-sleeved top, leather vest and an Akubra hat.

“It is not unusual for Mr Mansell to catch a lift back to Launceston, or to visit friends at St Helens, however, he hasn’t been seen or heard from since Monday morning, and this is unusual,” police said.

“Police are concerned for Mr Mansell’s welfare, and that he may have become disoriented and got lost in the area. A search and rescue operation has started, with SES and police to search the area overnight [Wednesday].”

Anyone who has seen Mr Mansell or has information on his whereabouts should contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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