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Body of man located at Blandford

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Police have located the body of a man who was reported missing after failing to return from working on his rural property in the Upper Hunter last night.

The 60-year-old man had left his Blandford home about 6pm (Saturday 11 March 2017) to work on his property but had not returned home by 8.30pm.

Family members searched for the man without success before contacting emergency services.

Police co-ordinated an extensive search of the property with the assistance of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Just before 8.30am today (Sunday 12 March 2017), the man’s body was located on the property. Initial investigations suggest the man died as a result of a quad bike crash, and his death is not being treated as suspicious.

Officers attached to Hunter Valley Local Area Command will prepare a brief for the Coroner.